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lOO PLANS OF 
SOUTHERN HONES 







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Adaptable for 
Construction Anywhere 



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One hundred Hans 

Showing the Aatiner in Which 

-Beauty 
-Comfort 
- Hospitality 
-Distinction 

Are Combined With Eeonouii) in 

Itlomes of the South 

Adaptable For Construction Anywhere 



Southern Architectural Bureau 

Shreveport, Couisiaua, 



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Copyrighted 1922 
Southern Architectural Bureau 



FOREWORD 

To Derive Full Benefit from This Book, Read These 
First Pages Carefully 



The object of this book is to make 
helpful suggestions to prospective 
builders of homes. The architects 
who design the houses shown herein 
are men of long experience who know 
how to avoid the mistakes which 
people of less experience are likely to 
make. Study carefully, therefore, the 
following remarks, as well as the 
plans, for both will be found helpful. 
Understand that we carefully consider 
the question of economy, as well as 
comfort, convenience and appearance. 
If intelligently handled, it costs little 
or no more to build a house attractive 
in appearance and arrangement than 
to build one of similar size lacking 
these qualities. 

Don't be misled. You will find no 
effort made in this book to present a 
beautiful array of pretty pictures. 
This is not offered to the public as a 
"picture book," but as a book of prac- 
tical advice dealing in facts without 
frills or adornment. In scope it deals 
with houses of small and medium sizes 
and gives as much attention to the 
arrangement, for convenience and 
comfort, of the small cottage, which 
may be built for a few hundred dol- 
lars, as to the pretentious bungalows 
shown, which will cost several times 
as much. With the 114 plans of 
houses and 15 plans of small garages 
shown herein, we hope to present 
helpful ideas to every reader who pro- 
poses to erect a building of a size 
which comes within the scope of this 
work. 

Plan. Homes — Not Just Houses 

Perhaps the home which you are 
now planning is to be the only one you 
will ever build. Take no chances — 
make it just right — for you cannot 



change it later. Once built you must 
accept the result — -right or wrong. 

Home planning is a serious matter; 
yet very interesting withal. Dreams 
of a home fill the heart and mind of 
every woman until she gets one and 
every man looks forward to the time 
when he can see his wife supremely 
happy and himself content in the pos- 
session of a comfortable home. When 
the time for the fulfillment of these 
desires comes, the final arrangement 
of details should be planned very cau- 
tiously lest a single wrong detail of 
construction mar the perfect enjoy- 
ment of the completed home. 

A "home" is not just a "house." 
The things that make a home are the 
cheerfulness of its inmates; its ease, 
contentment and privacy. Its arrange- 
ment should be planned with the idea 
of promoting all these features, mak- 
ing it possible for the housework to be 
done with the least amount of effort 
and worry; providing rooms spacious 
enough for comfort, and passageways 
throughout the house which prevent 
the necessity of intrusion on the 
privacy of anyone not wishing to be 
disturbed; and last but not least, by 
a harmonious outside appearance 
which makes all members of the 
household proud of the fact that it is 
theirs. 

Pride of possession should not be 
treated lightly — it is a big factor in 
our lives and in the development of 
character in our children. Pride is the 
respectable balance between vanity 
and shiftless carelessness. Pride in 
the knowledge of the fact that the 
things we have achieved are good, 
gives us the correct sense of respecta- 
bility. To feel that we are "worth 
while" is extremely likely to make us 
so. Our home stands before the eyes 



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of the community as a monument to 
our achievement and as an illustration 
of our character. We are inclined to [L 
live up to the standard of respecta- 
bility which the monument we have / I 
builded, advertises as our standard. / 
Bear in mind that it costs no more 
to build a certain amount of material 
into a nicely designed home, be it 
much or little, than it does to build 
the same material into a house of 
poorer appearance and arrangement. 

How to Plan For Comfort and 
Appearance 

Don't lay yourself liable to the pen- 
alty of serving a lifetime sentence in 
inconvenient and inharmonious sur- 
roundings. Bear in mind that pretty 
pictures do not always depict prac- 
tical homes. 

Clients everywhere bring to their 
architects many clippings and draw- 
ings of houses of beautiful outside 
appearance, which are drawn to such 
dimensions that they would hardly be 
habitable if actually erected. Bed- 
rooms are frequently shown with less , 
than 144 square feet of floor space / 
(this should absolutely be the mini- 
mum). Dining rooms are drawn less 
than 12 feet wide. Bath rooms are 
placed in inaccessible places. Many 
other examples of defective designing 
appear. Be careful. Your whole life 
centers around your home and you 
cannot afford to go wrong. 

We cannot make your selection for 
you, but we can tell you some of the 
things to avoid. The chief thing to 
consider is the proper apportioning of 
available space. In other words, you 
must divide your space up so that | 
various rooms and hallways will not 
be too narrow or too small to serve 
practical purposes. It is better to have 
fewer rooms and have them large 
enough than to have a greater number 
and have them too small or inaccess- 
ibly located. Figure for yourself for 
instance, the result of having a dining 
room less than 12 feet wide. The 
standard width of a dining table is 48 



inches. When the chairs are placed 
an additional 24 inches is consumed on 
each side, leaving only 24 inches of 
passageway between the backs of the 
chairs and the walls in a 12-foot room. 
Where then would you place your 
other furniture? What would you do 
with the side-board or serving table? 
How would you manage at all with a 
room of less width? And what does 
the unfortunate housewife do who has 
not realized this difficulty until the 
home is completed? 

The plans in this book are carefully 
drawn to apportion the available 
space so that each room or hall re- 
ceives an allotment sufficient to its 
requirements. The rooms are spa- 
cious, comfortable and well lighted 
and ventilated. There is an abund- 
ance of closets, pantries, etc., yet no 
space is wasted in useless closets or 
oversize rooms or passageways, 

Here is a bit of advice that is worth 
many times the cost of this book. It 
takes two people, a man and a woman, 
to design a home. Don't either of you 
try to do it alone. Women have men 
badly beaten when it comes to interior 
arrangement and exterior designing, 
but they haven't much idea of meas- 
urement. This is the reason why 
pretty pictures of houses find ready 
sales. Men are usually crude de- 
signers, but measurements mean 
everything to them. They talk in feet 
and inches. It is a language entirely 
familiar to them, but almost entirely 
unintelligible to the fair sex. The 
ladies are vaguely aware that these 
terms refer to length, width or height, 
but designation of a certain number of 
feet and inches means nothing to them 
unless it can be measured off on the 
floor or the wall, so they can see it. 
Therefore, our advice is that the two 
of you discuss the selection of your 
plans carefully together, and, having 
made a definite selection, go into a 
clear space in the yard and actually 
lay off on the ground — one room at a 
time — the actual dimensions of the 
various rooms shown on the plan. 
Draw lines on the ground with a stick 




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or with strings stretched from stakes 
driven down to mark the corners. 
Then draw into these spaces, smaller 
spaces, showing the actual surface 
which the various pieces of furniture 
will fill. You will then know whether 
or not the room in question is the right 
size and shape for your requirements. 
Don't say that this system of investi- 
gation is too much trouble. If you 
would know what trouble is, try living 
in a house that "doesn't fit." The only 
way you can avoid taking this trouble 
(which is really not trouble at all, but 
an interesting pleasure) is to pay some 
architect, on whose ability you can 
depend, to check your measurements 
for you or to draw special plans. We 
are trying to emphasize that buying 
plans at random without checking 
them is dangerous. We wish that we 
could make it emphatic enough. Con- 
scientious effort has been made in 
these plans to check up and eliminate 
for you all features usually found ob- 
jectionable. It would be well for you 
to check them over again for yourself. 
Bedrooms should never be less than 
144 square feet. You cannot put the 
necessary furniture into one of smaller 
space and have remaining, enough 
space for comfort. 

A few other points, which must 
have consideration, are ventilation and 
lighting, porch space, accessibility of 
all parts of the house from all other 
parts, accessibility of breakfast rooms, 
accessibility of bathrooms and a num- 
ber of other points which come up in 
individual cases. 

We think that "freak" ventilation 
should always be avoided. By this we 
mean windows which are placed so 
high that, when opened, permit the 
breeze to pass only above the head of 
a person seated in a chair; or large 
single sash windows which can be 
opened only a few inches at the 
bottom. Windows are intended to 
serve specific purposes of utility in 
lighting and ventilation and should not 
be sacrificed to art. We prefer to 
achieve an artistic effect by artistic 




grouping, and by arrangement of the 
dividing bars. 

We think a house without a porch 
for an out-of-door lounging place, and 
for protection of its entrances in bad 
weather, is an architectural error. 
Nevertheless we frequently concede 
this point to individual taste. 

The next point however is impor- 
tant. Every well planned home should 
have more than one series of openings 
through its entire length, forming 
more than one possible passageway. 
With visitors in the house or in cases 
of sickness or in numberless instances 
it is important that the housekeeper 
or other inmates may pass from one 
part of the house to some other part 
without passing through some par- 
ticular room. This feature should not 
be overlooked. 

A breakfast room is perhaps more 
of an essential, than most of us, except 
the housewife, realize. It reduces the 
housework enormously. However, it 
should be properly placed to insure 
the best results. Informal guests are 
usually served in the breakfast room 
unless, as is far too frequent the case, 
it is so placed as to necessitate passing 
through the kitchen to reach it. Such 
arrangement reduces its value by half. 

Accessibility of the bath room to all 
bedrooms needs no comment. 

There are, of course, many more 
suggestions we could make. We be- 
lieve, however, that the plans shown 
in this book will speak for themselves, 
and that if followed, they will give you 
comfort, convenience and beauty of 
design, and make you satisfied with 
your house the rest of your life. 

A Word About Costs and Contracts 

It is impossible to state accurately, 
what the cost of a completed house, 
erected by any plan, would be; with- 
out knowing some of the problems in- 
volved and the costs of materials, 
locally. 

Cost would vary with the amount of 
excavating necessary to be done, with 
the kind and quality of building ma- 





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terial used, and with varying costs of 
materials and labor in various locali- 
ties. 

In the specifications of materials for 
all these buildings, the architects have 
designated such materials as their ex- 
perience has shown to be best adapted 
to the character or effectiveness of 
each individual house. These may, of 
course be varied to accord with indi- 
vidual tastes of the builder or accessi- 
bility of materials. Thus, brick, stone 
or concrete may be substituted one for 
another, or fir, larch or other equal 
structural material may be substituted 
for yellow pine, as specified, without 
materially impairing the strength or 
quality of the building. Also, where 
yellow pine flooring is specified, oak 
or maple may be substituted, for the 
sake of appearance or effectiveness; 
or where oak or maple flooring is 
specified, yellow pine may be substi- 
tuted for the sake of economy. 

To know what the completed house 
will cost get two sets of plans (the 
cost of two sets is only a small fraction 
more than the cost of one) and submit 
one set to reliable contractors for bids. 
The second set you will want to keep 
constantly in your own possession for 
the purpose of reference and intelli- 
gent supervision of the work. 

With a definite plan to figure on 
the contractor can tell you the exact 
figure for which he will complete the 
building and you will avoid all bills 
for "extras" and various unforseen 
expenses that so often occur in cases 
of those who do not exercise the 
proper care and foresight. 

Should our plans be used you will 
be furnished, without cost, two copies 
of a standard form of contract for the 
erection of the building according to 
the plans and specifications. Blank 
space is left on these forms for the 
outlining of any changes or additions 
that may be agreed upon between 
yourself and the contractor. When 
you are ready to let your contract, fill 
out both copies of the form which we 
will furnish you, making such addi- 
tions or changes as may be necessary 



to suit your particular requirements, 
and have both copies signed by your- 
self, contractor, and two witnesses. 
It is also advisable to sign several 
pages of each set of plans and specifi- 
cations in order to properly identify 
them as those referred to in the docu- 
ment. You then have a definite and 
legal contract which protects both 
yourself and the contractor. 

Why You Should Have a Plan 

To attempt to build a house without 
a plan is folly. To spend a hundred 
dollars or more for a set of specially 
drawn plans may seem extravagant to 
one who has never attempted to build 
anything; but if you can't find a set of 
plans already drawn to embody the 
ideas which you want, it will cost you 
less in the end to pay a competent 
architect to draw up well detailed 
plans than to attempt to build without 
them. 

And here we would emphasize that 
unless plans are well detailed they are 
of little value. You can secure numer- 
ous so-called plans of houses (many 
of which are of excellent design) 
which will not assist you to any great 
extent because they do not have the 
Avorking details figured out and 
drafted for the guidance of the work- 
man or for the intelligent supervision 
of the owner. They are, in fact, noth- 
ing but blue-prints of the elevations 
and floor arrangement. They can be 
bought cheaply, but, in so far as aid in 
building or assurance of stable con- 
struction or basis of definite agree- 
ments between builder and contractor 
are concerned, they are hardly more 
effective than the pictures which may 
be clipped from magazines or design 
books. 

People will frequently express them- 
selves as being opposed to paying 
what seems to them the excessive fees 
which architects charge. But, if you 
consider that to plan conscientiously 
and to draft and properly detail the 
average small residence requires a full 
week or more of the time of an expert, 



,A that besides his own salary to be 
•no ud^ed in his charges, the architect 
must also take into consideration his 
Office expense, the cost of materials, 
i thp salary of the assistants he may 
we ft wiU be seen that a hundred 
hilars or thereabouts is not an exces- 
f charge. Also, it is to be conceded 
Suit if the planning and designing is 
not done before the work begins, it 
must be done on the job as the work 
progresses, which means a certain re- 
tarding of all the working force. This 
is expensive indeed, inasmuch as the 
cost of labor for the few extra days 
required to complete the job will far 
outrun the cost of a set of well de- 
tailed plans. It is foolish to keep sev- 
eral men waiting at a high rate oi 
charge per hour while some point is 
being decided upon. By all means 
have a plan before one blow of the 
hammer is struck. 

The necessity of a plan is here con- 
sidered from the standpoint of econ- 
omy. But, viewed from the standpoint 
of effect, from stability, from quality, 
from comfort and service, and from 
the success of the complete building, 
it can hardly be doubted that there 
might easily exist a difference of at 
least ten per cent between the actual 
or selling value of a house constructed 
with a plan and one without a plan. 
In other words, your house is worth 
more when you build it according to 
a good plan, than when you have gone 
at it haphazardly. 

Incidentally, the value of plans and 
specifications does not cease with the 
completion of the building. One set, 
together with the contract, should be 
carefully preserved to be used as a 
basis of insurance adjustment in case 
of fire. Where this precaution is 
taken it makes equitable adjustment 
easy and makes possible the payment 
of a claim in a fraction of the time 
usually required. 

Plans and specifications form the 
only tangible basis of contract be- 
tween the builder and the contractor. 
If you are a business man, you would 
not enter into a business agreement 



without a contract specifically setting 
forth the things that each party is ex- 
pected to perform, and you know that 
there is a greater need of a contract 
covering a building agreement than 
almost any other kind of business ar- 
rangement. A good plan will save 
you money in the actual cost of build- 
ing and will add to the building's 
value. 

But above the saving of money and 
the making of your house more valu- 
able because it is well designed, is the 
knowledge that you will get the kind 
of house that you had in mind before 
you started to build. A house built 
according to a plan is a successful 
house, providing the plan be success- 
ful, but a house built without a plan 
hasn't much chance to succeed. 

You will see that for economy and 
protection to yourself, as well as for 
assurance that you will get the kind 
of a house you want, you absolutely 
need a plan. A plan is cheap at any 
price within 5% of the total cost of 
your building. 

Our Plans — What They Are 

We have endeavored to embody in 
this book a collection of designs which 
will meet all requirements. Every de- 
sign has been carefully planned and 
nearly every one by consultation with 
clients. 

We are specialists in the architec- 
ture of small and medium price resi- 
dences and know positively that our 
practice has taught us what 90% of 
the people want in homes. We have 
embodied such features in these plans 
and invite comparison with other 
designs. 

The plans of each design shown 
herein have been carefully drafted 
and detailed, discussed, altered, and 
re-drawn until we consider each plan 
perfect for its particular requirement. 
The cost, therefore, has been from 
forty to fifty dollars each up to two 
hundred fifty dollars or more each, 
yet, by the sale of a number of sets of 
blue-prints and specifications from 




each design, we so divide the cost 
among a great number of clients that 
we are enabled to offer them for a 
few dollars each. Thus you will, by 
the purchase of these plans and speci- 
fications, receive a service which you 
could not duplicate by special service 
for less than about ten times the cost. 

The designs are so worked out as to 
be cool in summer and easily heated 
in winter. Light and ventilation are 
carefully handled by the number and 
spacing of windows. Convenience and 
comfort receive attention in the ar- 
rangement of interior hallways and 
numerous passageways and the num- 
ber and locations of closets and "built- 
in" conveniences. 

Plans contain drawings of all eleva- 
tions, all interior details, wall sections, 
frames and in fact everything in any 
way necessary. A set of these plans 
contains from 30 to 60 details and in 
these details practically every piece 
of material to be used in construction 
is shown. A complete list of all ma- 
terials, except masonry, is included. 

Standard heights of ceiling above 
floors are 9 feet 10 inches in houses 
constructed with shiplap interior 
sheathing, and 9 feet 2 inches in 
houses that are finished with lath and 
plaster. This difference of standards 



is adopted on the assumption that the 
house finished within with lath and 
plaster is so constructed for protection 
against a colder climate and the lower 
ceiling assists toward the same end by 
making the building easier to heat. 
Each set of plans contains two care- 
fully detailed drawings of each; the 
foundation plan, the sill plan, the joist 
plan, and the floor plan; one each of 
which shows the construction for ship- 
lap interior sheathing and the other 
shows construction for lath and 
plaster. 

Our plans are complete and our 
specifications cover all points of prob- 
able agreement between builder and 
contractor. They would be cheap at 
their original costs, yet we sell them 
for about one-tenth as much. 

Our Plans — How to Obtain Them 

After you have decided on the plans 
you want, there need be no further 
delays. You can order them at once 
and they will come to you by return 
mail. 

Remember that on all plans costing 
$4.00 or more, the coupon attached to 
the order blank in the back of this 
book is good for $1.00 if sent in with 
the order. 



Send all Orders to the Home Service Editor 
The Capper Farm Press, Topeka, Kansas. 



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Showing Construction and Materials Specified for 

Shiplapped House 



SILLS— 6x8 No. 1 Common. 

FLOOR JOISTS— 2x10 No. 1 
Common. Spaced 24 inches. 

STUDDING— 2x4 No. 1 Com- 
mon. Spaced 16 inches 
Doubled at corners and around 
all door and window openings. 

CHI LING JOISTS— 2x6 No. 1 
Common. Spaced 24 inches. 

CEILING HEIGHT— 9 feet 8 
inches. 

RAFTERS — 2x6 No. 1 Common. 
Spaced 24 inches. 

SUB-FLOOR— 1 inch No, 2 Com- 
mon shiplapped or dressed and 
matched. 

MAIN FLOOR — 1x4 Clear Pine. 
Edge Grain Pine flooring speci- 
fied for all porches. For some 
designs where indicated in spe- 
cial items clear oak flooring is 
specified in living and dining 
rooms. 

SIDING — Clear Drop or Novelty 
Siding with 1x8 Base and Drip 
Cap. 

ROOF SHEATHING— 1x4 No. 2 
Common. 

SHINGLES— Extra clear 5 to 2 
Red Cedar. (In bungalow de- 
signs where the roof pitch is 
too flat for shingles we specify 
roof sheathing of 1x6 shiplap 
or dressed and matched and a 
double thickness of slate sur- 
faced roll roofing.) 

INSIDE WALL SHEATHING— 
No. 2 Common Shiplap. 

FINISH — For Eave and Cornice 
Sheathing and porch ceiling 
1x4 V pattern ceiling is speci- 
fied. Clear lumber for all out- 
side finish, facia and corner boards, casing, 
base, porch cornice, etc., and all moulding 
designs. 

COLUMNS AND BRACKETS— Clear grade; of 
designs shown in illustrations. 

FRAMES — Clear grade, standard designs, factory 
built. All door jambs 1% inch thickness, win- 
dow jambs 13-16 inch thick for windows double 
hung with weights and cord. 

WINDOWS— Average size 2 feet 8 inches by 5 
feet 10 inches, 1 % inch thick, double hung with 
weights and cord. Other sizes used where the 
construction of the building requires it. Bath 
rooms and kitchen windows 3 feet 10 inches in 
height to allow room for tub, sink, furniture, 
etc. Designs specified as shown in illustrations. 

DOORS— Front Door 3 feet by 7 feet, 1 % inches 
thick; of designs shown in illustrations. French 
doors (where specified) are of design shown 




on page 108. Other doors 2 feet 8 inches 
by 6 feet 8 inches, except closet doors, which 
are 2 feet by 6 feet 8 inches. All inside doors 
1% inches thickness, A grade, two panel or 
five cross panel design as preferred. 

INSIDE FINISH— Specified clear pine, 1x8 round 
edge base and base shoe. Back band trim for 
all door and window openings. Thresholds for 
all doors. For designs where shown on floor 
plans, factory built Colonades, Book Cases, 
Breakfast Nooks, Side Boards and Kitchen Cup- 
boards are specified. 

SCREENS — Doors of attractive design and win- 
dow screens of full length galvanized wire, 
hinged at top. All wire for door and window 
screens and porches is specified 16 mesh gal- 
vanized. 

Hardware, Paints and Bath Room and Electrical 
Fixtures to be selected by the owner. 




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Showing Construction and Materials Specified for 

Plastered House 



SILLS — 2x10 No. 1 Common Box 

Sill. Central Sill 6x8. 
FLOOR JOISTS— 2x10 No. 1 

Common. Spaced 24 inches. 
STUDDING— 2x4 No. 1 Com- 
mon. Spaced 16 inches. 
Doubled at corners and around 
all door and window openings. 
CEILING JOISTS— 2x6 No. 1 

Common. Spaced 16 inches. 
CEILING HEIGHT— 9 feet 2 

inches. 
RAFTERS — 2x6 No. 1 Common. 

Spaced 24 inches. 
SUB-FLOOR — 1 inch No. 2 Com- 
mon shiplapped or dressed and 
matched. 
MAIN FLOOR— 1x4 Cijar Pine. 
Edge Grain Pine flo' ■* speci- 
fied for all porcheF - or some 
designs where ind" .ated in spe- 
cial items clear oak flooring is 
specified in living and dining 
rooms. 
WALL SHEATHING— No. 2 

Common Shiplap. 
SIDING— 6 inch clear Cedar or 

Cypress bevel siding. 
ROOF SHEATHING— 1x4 No. 2 

Common. 
SHINGLES — Extra Clear 5 to 2 
Red Cedar. (In bungalow de- 
signs where the roof pitch is 
too flat for shingles we specify 
roof sheathing of 1x6 shiplap 
or dressed and matched and a 
double thickness of slate sur- 
faced roll roofing.) 
LATH — 4 Foot No. 1 — plastering 

lath. 
FINISH — For Eave and Cornice 
Sheathing and porch ceiling 
1x4 V pattern ceiling is speci- 
fied. Clear lumber for all out- 
side finish, facia and corner boards, casing, 
base, porch cornice, etc., and all moulding 
designs. 
COLUMNS AND BRACKETS— Clear grade; of 

designs shown in illustrations. 
FRAMES— Clear grade, standard designs, factory 
built All door jambs 1% inch thickness, win- 
dow jambs 13-16 inch thickness for windows 
double hung with weights and cord. 
WINDOWS— Average size 2 feet 8 inches by 5 
feet 10 inches, 1% inches thick, double hung 
with weights and cord. Other sizes used where 
the construction of the building requires it. 
Bath room and kitchen windows 3 feet 10 inches 
in height to allow room for tub, sink, furniture, 
etc. Designs specified as shown in illustrations. 
DOORS— Front Door 3 feet by 7 feet, 1% inches 
thick; of designs shown in illustrations. French 
doors (where specified) are of design shown 




on page 108. Other doors 2 feet 8 inches 
by 6 feet 8 inches, except closet doors, which 
are 2 feet by 6 feet 8 inches. All inside doors 
1% inches thickness, A grade, two panel or five 
cross panel design as preferred. 

INSIDE FINISH — Specified clear pine, 1x8 round 
edge base and base shoe. Back band trim for 
all door and window openings. Thresholds for 
all doors. For designs where shown on floor 
plans, factory built Colonades, Book Cases, 
Breakfast Nooks, Side Boards and Kitchen Cup- 
boards are specified. 

SCREENS — Doors of attractive designs and win- 
dow screens of full length galvanized wire, 
hinged at top. All wire for door and window 
screens and porches is specified 16 mesh gal- 
vanized. 

Hardware, Paints and Bath Room and Electrical 
Fixtures to be selected by the owner. 



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\H7 E present here a cottage with no outstanding features. Its merit lies in the 
" fact that its quiet simple dignity makes it in perfect good taste in any 
surroundings. Its simple straight-line construction makes low cost of both 
material and labor. Its compactness makes heating easy. One flue can be made 
to serve the entire house unless one or more fireplaces are wanted, in which case 
two chimneys should be provided. Good ventilation 
and lighting are arranged, and the rooms are spa- 
cious enough for perfect comfort. 

We offer plans of such simple designs as this 
because we know, in spite of some opinion to the 
contrary, that the saving by working to correctly 
illustrated details is proportionately as great in the 
small house as in the large one. 



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Design No. 447 



T HE extension of the front porch beyond the front line of the other side of 
1 the house, and the partial extension of the roof to cover it, produces, m 
this plan, attractive appearance without adding to cost. 

The interior is spacious and conveniently arranged. 

Each room is accessible from any other part of the house 

by more than one passageway, a feature that will be 

appreciated. Although there is only one bedroom, the 

living room is amply large for a couch or concealed bed, 

which would convert it into additional sleeping quarters 

when necessary. An eight-foot front porch 

provides comfortable lounging room and good 

protection for the front entrance in bad weather. 



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Design No. 458 



IF you have a lot 40 feet or more in width and of proportionate depth this 
house will appeal to you because it can be set well back from the front walk, 
allowing a generous lawn, and still leave ample space for a back yard where 
you may cultivate a little garden, provide an out house or set up a play ground 
for the children. 

The arrangement of the house itself would be difficult to improve upon, from 
the standpoint of utility and convenience, for a small family. Notice the large 
living room, apart from the dining room; the 
large comfortable front porch adjacent to bed 
room; numerous closets, and stairs to an attic, 
where a great amount of store room is available. 

Though unusually attractive in appearance 
and arrangement, this house would involve only 
a nominal investment. 



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TOUCHES here and there in the exterior design of this Southern Home sug- 
gest the distinction and cosiness to be found within. Low wide porch rail- 
ings between the columns; a wide entrance and long front porch, unite to give 
an atmosphere of comfort and hospitality. Because of the flat bungalow roof, 

red or green slate surfaced roll roofing laid double 
thickness is preferable to ordinary shingling. Large 
living and dining room ; two commodious bed rooms 
with closet in each; large bath room, opening from 
each bed room; spacious kitchen. Plenty of light 
and air everywhere. 




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Design No. 504 



THIS is rather a small house, but it can be made just as much of a home as a 
much larger one. If this plan embodies all you need, this is all you should 
build. 

This design is furnished in two interior arrangements. In both arrangements 
spacious rooms are provided throughout. The size of the kitchen will surely 
catch the eye of the housewife who hasn't given up the idea of "plenty of elbow 
room" when cooking. Its central location is a modern improvement, found in 
more and more houses. 

This house can be built at small cost and because of the substantial construc- 
tion provided for in 
the plans it will 
make an invest- 
ment of permanent 
value and satisfac- 
tion for any family. 



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Design No. 414 



IN this section of the book economy has chief consideration. This plan as well 
I as abetters in this section is designed along lines which call for the least m 
material and labor to build them. 

Careful attention has nevertheless been given to the interiors and you will find 
them we 1 appointed, well ventilated and lighted, and spacious and comfortable. 
Two floor plans are offered here. There is really little to choose between 
them except that Plan B includes a back porch and two good closets. On 
accoun of ?he flat bungalow roof this design must be covered with ^ 
insteacl of shingles. Red or green slate surfaced composition is suggested fox its 
more practical service in this instance as well as 
for the distinctive appearance it will give. Speci- 
fications provide for 
this roofing to be laid 
double thickness. 




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Design No. 405 



rpHIS is a good substantial small home, with every requisite for com- 
fort. Ventilation and light are provided in abundance; every 
room has two or more splendid windows with a large closet in each 
bedroom, and the bath accessible to 
each. Large front and rear porches. 
Despite the suggestion of bigness in 
the appearance of the floor arrange- 
ment of this house it is planned for a 
small lot, and can be constructed at 
comparatively little expense. 



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IN this design we have another excellent example of what can be accomplished 
' when a sincere desire to give size, appearance and comfort in a popular priced 
house is backed by a real understanding of effective economical architecture. 

Passing from the simple, attractive front elevation, we find within a generous 
amount of room. On the same foundation a structure of either five or six rooms 
can be built. In Plan A, two bedrooms are provided, while in Plan B three are 
shown. The bedrooms are somewhat smaller in the latter plan, but the living 
room and dining room are each wider by two feet. Each plan offers a front and 

back bedroom, a n d in 
Plan B the central room 
will prove ideal in a fam- 
ily where there are chil- 
dren still young enough 
to require their parents' 
nearby presence. 



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Design No. 425 



HERE is a house that embodies many points of merit. Its design is suitable for 
city lot, suburban property or country site. It is popular with builders of 
rental houses because it is neat, compact and inexpensive. It has plenty of rooms 
and room for the average family, and contains all worth-while com- 
forts. The architect has been exceptionally generous in allow! 
light and ventilation — it will be noticed that the living 
room has five windows. An attractive arch or collonade 
may be placed between living room and dining room, if ^-^^ 
desired. Or the opening may be closed with 
French doors. 



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Design No. 361 



M7HETHER you choose this home to occupy yourself, or to rent, there are 
▼ ▼ many features about it that will appeal to your sense of good taste, your 
appreciation of thoroughness, and your desire for economy. Designed primarily 
with the idea of giving "the most for the money," thoughtful attention, never- 
theless, has been paid to producing an artistic exterior appearance. Except for 
a small section of auxiliary roof over front bedroom, the roof is unbroken by 
hips and valleys — relieving the structure of a large part of the usual cost of 

building a house of 

this size. 

The floor plans are 

worthy of close study. 

Each is a model of 

compact, convenient 

arrangement. 




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Design No. 372 



»yO say that any feature or phase of construction should have paramount con- 
sideration would not be treating the subject fairly, for there are numbers 
of points which should receive consideration, and no one of these more than each 
of the others. 

However, among the features which should have prime consideration is the 
coziness and comfort of the living room. We must bear in mind that we are 
building "homes"— not just "shelters from the weather"— and that means we 
must promote contentment, satisfaction, and an affectionate feeling of fellowship 
between members of the household by providing comfort, cheerfulness and ease. 

The living room is the common ground where all the household foregather. 
Let's make it roomy and cheerful. If it be necessary to economize on space or 
expenditure, we advise making the economy on 
some other part of the building, if possible. 

Ventilation and lighting also have received 
consideration in Design No. 372 in a way which 
makes this a typical design for a Southern 
Home. 



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HPHIS simple design is quite popular, as may be seen by observing the houses in 
your own locality. It varies the straight-line construction only slightly — 

hardly enough to increase the cost, yet enough to avoid entirely any appearance 

or rigid economy. The extra height of the chimney is 
added with the same object in view. 

Division of space has been effected to furnish more 
than the usual degree of roominess, with splendid 
living room and dining room which may be separated 
by French doors or treated as one by the use of a cased 
opening. Observe the number of closets, and their size. 
The one in the bath room gives a convenient place for 
fresh linens. Generous front and back 
porches are a feature always appreciated. 




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Design No. 329 



' ARGE living room and dining room occupy the whole left section of this 
attractive, generously proportioned cottage, with the exception of a good- 
sized screened porch which opens from both bedroom and kitchen. 

There is real investment value in this style of cottage. Should you wish to sell 
or rent at any time you will find it easy to 
gain the attention of others when you offer 
a house as substantially designed and as well 
arranged as this. 

One large bedroom, with generous closet 
space, hall and bath, is indicated in this plan, 
but there is ample space for additional sleep- 
ing rooms upstairs. A place has been pro- 
vided for stairs if the attic is to be utilized. 



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Design No. 383 



"XT OU can build this substantial little house on a narrow city lot and still have a 
■^ good expanse of yard on either side. Well designed, surprising amount of 
interior space, deep, well protected froxit entrance, splendid living room, with 
five windows. Dining room and kitchen are conveniently connected, and imme- 
diately adjacent to the bedroom is a large 
screened sleeping porch that will be the pride 
of the home in summer. An abundance of 
closets; good big bath; large, airy kitchen — 
everything that could be desired, yet contained 
in a comparatively small and inexpensive 
structure. 

Flues and chimneys are not shown, as local 
conditions will determine methods of heating; 
but where wood or coal is used, two flues should 
serve the entire house. 




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Design No. 361 



IN this design you are given a choice of four floor plans, two of which are pic- 
tured here and two shown on page 20. Though apparently and actually a 
small house, with a small house's economy of construction, this house contains 
three large bedrooms, in addition to a large living room, dining room, kitchen, 
pantry, front and rear porches. Every inch of floor space has been utilized to 
advantage, yet nowhere is there the least suggestion of crowding or cramping. 

As rental property 
this plan should prove a 
paying investment. It 
has all the features that 
make a place attractive 
to those in position to 
judge and discriminate. 




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Design No. 462 



pCONOMY of space and economy of expenditure are effectively obtained in 
1 this attractive cottage. The very attractive ornamentation of the front is 
obtained in a way which adds little to cost. Within, nothing is missing; but 
with an eye to economy, nothing needless has been put in. 

Porches front and rear, living room, dining room, kitchen and bath, together 
with convenient size pantry, closet for bedroom, and a broom closet on the 

porch, constitute about all the conveniences to 
be desired. 



The absolute privacy of the bedroom and the 
accessibility of the bath room should be noted. 

The simplicity of this plan, though arranged 
with the idea of keeping down cost, fortunately 
produces a beauty of line which could hardly 
be surpassed in a small house. 




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ECONOMY or the simple taste of the builder frequently demands that a pro- 
posed house be constructed on straight lines, without hips and valleys in the 
roof or offsets in the wall. Frequently the builder is capable of doing his own 
work, if the designs be not too complicated. In such circumstances the desira- 
bility of this plan is apparent. 

This house is neat and attractive in outside appearance, compact and well 
arranged inside and of such simple straight line construction that 
cost may be held very low. ^- 

Placing the dining room and kitchen together on the 
left hand side of the house is a fortunate arrangement, 
as it leaves all of the right side to be used as living 
quarters. 

The bedroom is especially large and airy, and 
should be delightful in summer. The whole house 
is provided with an abundance of ventilation and 
light, and construction can be carried 
out most economically. 



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p CONOMY of cost is here combined with practically all the basic principles of 
" correct "home" designing. 

Consider them all and check them against the plan. Open hospitality, exem- 
plified in wide front porch and big French windows ; a big, light, airy and com- 
fortable living room; conveniently located kitchen; comfortable size bedroom; 
closets wherever needed; accessibility of all parts of the house from all other 
parts; and correct lighting and ventilation. 

Construction is designed along straight lines 
which reduces cost to the minimum. The plans 
are well detailed and the specifications are con- 
cise so that with them work on the building can 
go forward swiftly and economically. 




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Design No. 480 



FOR an economical home it would be difficult to obtain a more distinctive or 
harmonious design than the one pictured above. Evidently the interior of 
the house caught the spirit of the outsida lines, for it too is designed in an out- 
of-the-ordinary way. 

Either Plan A or Plan B will build you a roomy, livable home with many 
charming features. In each plan accessibility has been successfully attained. 
The hallway in each plan is a good feature as it allows occupants to pass from 
living room to kitchen or either of the bedrooms without intruding on anyone's 
privacy. 

This is an exceptionally airy and well lighted home ; contains generous closet 

space; carries specifications for substantial 
construction and 
should prove eco- 
nomical to build 
in any part of the 
country. 




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Design No. 526 



TpHIS is another design dealing with neat, simple exterior, with little adorn- 
■* ment. In this section of the book simplicity and consequent economy re- 
ceive almost paramount consideration, though we do not sacrifice interior con- 
venience to secure it. 

The economy of construction of this design is readily apparent to anyone with 
even a meager knowledge of building costs. The popularity of houses of similar 
appearance is obvious by the many you will find in every locality. 

The roominess of the interior is certain to appeal to the 

small family. If you need only four rooms, why pay for 

more? And why not have those four large enough? 

You will endorse the arrangement of this interior, for 

has all the space you need and all the freedom and 

comfort you could desire, with no superfluities. 

The simplicity of this home will be appreciated 

in figuring the construction cost. 




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Design No. 348 



QPACIOUSNESS is the keynote of this distinctive five-room house. There is a 
^ sense of freedom, an unrestrained atmosphere, that is delightful. At the 
same time the interior arrangement is compact and cozy, an effect produced in a 
measure by long wall spaces and comparatively narrow width of rooms in pro- 
portion to their length. 

Entering, we find a glorious living room — twenty-two feet deep — extending 
practically the full length of the house, as only a screened porch is beyond it. 
On one side are the bed rooms, with connecting bath and individual clothes 
closets; on the other side is a superb 
dining room, with a kitchen almost as 
large, adjoining. Passageways from 
both porches and from every room, 
except bath and kitchen, lead directly 
to the living room. 



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Design No. 337 



be appreciated this design must be studied for a moment. There is hardly 
a feature of basic importance which it does not combine. Its outside appear- 
ance is neat and attractive; its arrangement within is convenient, compact, yet 
spacious; and the lighting and ventilation is perfect. 

The big comfortable living room is approached through a recessed front porch 
which makes protection in cold weather easy, yet it may be opened in milder 
weather, front and back, so that it becomes practically an open hallway. 

The dining room joining the living room through large French doors or cased 
opening, looks toward the front yard instead of to the side or back, yet it is 
removed from the kitchen only by the usual small passageway. A pantry is pro- 
vided which may be used as a breakfast nook, and a small storage may be pro- 
vided under the stairway. 

Accessibility is also a feature, in this design. The hall connects bedrooms with 
the living room, and the pantry hall has an opening into the living room which 

places the kitchen a short step from it. 
There is a large attic, with handsome 
dormer window, for a store room ; or it can 
be divided into sleeping rooms. Although 
commodious in design and very attractive 
in style, this home is not an expensive one 
to build. 




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Design No. 491 



ALTHOUGH designed to afford a maximum of space and comfortable freedom, 
this substantial, attractive five-room cottage measures only twenty-eight 
feet wide and fifty-four feet deep, including the large and inviting porch. Notice 
how well the interior space has been utilized. An entrance hall is your first view 
of the interior. Adjoining is the large living room, with French doors opening 
into the dining room. A good-sized pantry is given, 
opening into both dining room and kitchen. Observe 
that the bath can be reached by the hall from either 
bedroom. Every room has at least two windows — 
the living room, five. Shouldn't this home prove a 
real hot-weather blessing? It will prove a sub- 
stantial investment, besides, for a home of this char- 
acter does not lose in value. 



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Design No. 548 



HERE is a house of the kind that the owner is proud to call "home." 
Though not designed specifically for a corner lot, it is particularly well 
adapted to fit a location in which the living room and dining room side of the 
house may look toward the front yard and street, or a location which has large 
grounds such as all rural building sites have. The location of the entrance to the 
cozy front porch provides for an approach from either the front or side. 

The spacious living and dining rooms, joined by a wide opening, provide 
ample freedom and comfort for a large family or for the entertainment of guests. 
The large pantry is designed and placed so as to be used for a breakfast nook if 
desired. A large closet is provided in the kitchen for storage. 

The bedrooms have perfect privacy and at the same time easy approach. Any 
part of the house is accessible from any other part without the necessity of intru- 
sion on any part which 

may be private. Large 

closets in all rooms, 

bath r o o m included, 

add much convenience. 
Either Plan A or Plan 

B will build you a home 

that will warrant the 

earnest pride you are 

sure to have in it. As 

with all Southern 

Homes, construction 

cost will be moderate. 



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Design No. 605 



HIS trimly built little house presents a home-like appearance that is much to 
be desired. It seems to extend an invitation to the owners' friends to come 
and sit on the front porch and "be sociable." It is a design which can be con- 
structed quite economically and is, we think, a good illustration of our contention 
that the attractiveness and apparent happiness of a home is not necessarily ex- 
pensive grandeur. There are more expensive and more 
elaborate designs further on in this book. 

This design you will note embodies a living room large 
enough for the comfort of the entire family, and fo: 
entertainment of friends, as well as bedrooms of 
erous size, plenty of closets, and passage ways 
make all parts of the house easily accessible froi 
all other parts. It is really an attractive, con- 
venient, and economical house. 



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Design No. 616 



T^TESTLED among friendly pines, its white columns and white dormer windows 
^ ^ relieving the dark motif of the background, this Southern bungalow makes a 
picturesque and charming setting. 

A great deal has been achieved in designing this home, without necessitating 
the expenditure of a great deal of money. Should you choose this as your 
home — and if you appreciate individuality with spaciousness and comfort you 
will make no mistake in choosing it — you will be surprised by the comparatively 

small cost of construction. This is no theory for this 
home has already been built in many sections of the 
country — with uniform economy everywhere. 

Special attention is called to the commodious bath 
room, and to the number of windows in the plan — 
two important requisites to healthful, comfortable 
living. 




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Design No. 559 



ONLY two flues are necessary to heat this entire house. It is expected that the 
builder will use big comfortable fireplaces or grates in the living room and 
front bedroom, and he will be rewarded in doing so by an atmosphere of royal 
good cheer and hospitality. 

Aside from the thoroughness with which every detail is worked out, comfort 

and economy combined in simple construction is the underlying appeal of this 

plan. A substantial investment and a beautiful, livable home is what it offers. 

Plan A will build a somewhat smaller house than Plan B, and of course the 

cost will be proportion- 
ately less. However, the 
extra space and freedom 
of the larger house ap- 
peals to many as well 
worth the small difference 
in construction cost. Plan 
A can be built on a 30-foot 
lot. Plan B should have 
40 feet. 




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Design No. 693 




EARLY environment determines, in a large measure, the future disposition of 
children. A happy home and delightful surroundings are almost sure to 
create "sunshiny" dispositions. Why not raise them in cheerful homes, with 
cheerful surroundings? 

Homes, to be cheerful, must have a certain number of conveniences and com- 
forts to prevent the vexatious happenings which constantly arise. It is by provid- 
ing conveniences for the housewife and comfort for all after the day's work is 
done that we would endeavor to reduce such happenings to a minimum. A short 
study of the floor plans of the design here shown will illustrate our point. 

Let's study Plan A first. Here the whole front of the house is given over to a 
great living room. Following, and of equal size, is an airy, cheery dining room 
and a splendid bedroom. In succession follow a convenient bath, a hall that 
makes all rooms easily accessible, pantry and closet, another bedroom with large 

closet and finally the kitchen 

and back porch. 

Now for Plan B. If you 

want a front bedroom for 

guests, say, and a back room 

with sleeping porch for your- 
selves, a breakfast room for 

cozy family morning as- 
sembly, good-sized hall and 

plenty of closets — you will 

find all your wishes fulfilled 

in this plan. Either will 

make you a splendid home 

and an unrivaled value for 

the money. 



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Design No. 660 



THIS is really a beautiful cottage, though the lack of shading- in a one-color 
illustration prevents the possibility of presenting it properly in print. Its 
quaint oddity is very attractive. It is designed primarily for the South, where 
large porches have their greatest need. Double French doors provide access to 
the porch from the big living room. 

The whole interior arrangement radiates warmth and goodfellowship. The 
dining room, joining the comfortable living room through large cased opening, 
looks toward the front yard instead of toward the back or side. The kitchen is 
placed practically in the center of one side of 
the house. The advantage of this becomes 
more and more obvious as you study it. Bed- 
rooms have absolute privacy, yet at the same 
time perfect accessibility. There is an abund- 
ance of closets everywhere. 



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Design No. 717 




IF the exterior of this substantial, perfectly designed house appeals to you, the 
interior will hold and increase your interest, for there is nothing lacking, noth- 
ing to be added or changed. The room scheme is correct; the appointments are 
perfect. 

The extensive porch, running the full width of the front and fourteen feet on 
the side, is a promise of delightful comfort in warm weather. Casement doors 
open on the side porch from the living room, admitting a flood of cheerful light, 
and you will notice that there is a porch door to the bedroom, also. 

The rooms are really larger than the scale indicates. Study 
the figures to learn their true size. Every room has at 
least two windows and doors, yet there is no shortage of 
wall space for arrangement of furniture. 

Compact, artistic and adaptable for construction 
anywhere, this plan is one of the most popular of 
Southern styles and, for its size, one of the 
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Design No. 649 



nn HIS is an exceedingly well designed plan. The whole scheme is as cheery 
* and comfortable as could be desired — this applies to the exterior as well as 
the interior, where compactness and accessibility are emphasized. 

Notice the size of the rooms — the number of lights in each. Save kitchen, 
every room has three or more windows. No lack of fresh air or sunshine here. 



This plan is suitable for construction in any 
part of the country. It is a type of house that 
lends itself with equal charm to the city lot or 
suburban site. A wise and pleasing investment, 
it is certain to make for you. 



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Design No. 537 



IN the consideration of advisability of owning your own home there are two 
phases of the problem that come up for consideration — the sentimental and 
financial. The sentimental we need hardly discuss for every renter realizes that 
a real home is seldom, if ever, made in a rented house. A feeling of temporary 
sojournment exists which prevents the renter from adding touches of refinement 
and comfort, necessary to home making, when he expects that shortly he may 
move away and leave them. 

From the financial viewpoint, there are no other safe investments which sur- 
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(Continued from Page 42) 
matter whether the earnings be in the rent which you collect from a tenant or is 
the rent which you save for yourself by providing your own home and not paying 
rental to someone else—the earning is equally real and tangible in both instances. 
And incidentally this represents only half the earning. The other half is in the 
constantly increasing value of your property. 

Homes such as are shown here pay dividends in actual cash, in comfort, in 

satisfactory and 
healthful surround- 
ings, and in the for- 
mation of character 
in the children. 




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Design No. 772 



WHETHER chosen with the view of occupying, renting or selling, this plan 
will make you a particularly happy choice. It is hard to imagine a "For 
Sale" or "For Rent" sign staying long on this beautiful cottage. In fact, it is 
hard to imagine anyone being able to put such a sign on it at all, so appealing 
is its invitation to make it your own home. 

Study the individuality of the exterior's modern bungalow lines. See how well 
every foot of interior space has been utilized — the many comforts provided. 

Both plans are splendidly 
worked out — with enough 
distinction between them to 
really offer a choice of two 
homes, set in the same beau- 
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" Design No. 638 



WE present this as an example of stately beauty, constructed on such simple 
lines that the cost of construction is held low. It is a model of comfort, 
from its wide, inviting front porch to the great big attic. 

Economy is always a big factor in planning a small home. In fact, it is a good 
business to get all the value possible for the money you spend — and more value 
may be had in simple construction for a given investment than may be had in 
frills and ornamentation. 

The interior arrangement of this plan is particularly good. The 
spaciousness of the living room, the location and approach of the 
dining room, the size and number of closets, and the easy 
accessibility of all parts of the house from all other parts ^nTlJSffl 
are features worthy of notation. 

No provision is made in this plan for utilization of 
the attic except as storage space, but its size and 
height is such that it may be divided into several 
rooms of comfortable size. 



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Design No. 761 



r T l HIS design is one which seems always to awaken interest 

*• in our clients. They of course do not all ultimately select 

it, but the fact that it never fails to arouse and hold the interest 

confirms our opinion that it 
is an exceptionally good 
plan. 

We submit it to you with- 
out detailed comment. 




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WE do not urge our readers to build pretentious homes. What we do wish to 
urge is that each reader who does not now own a home build one, of what- 
ever class and character he can afford — for the good and happiness of his family 
and for his financial saving and profit— and in so doing, that he study carefully 
to get the most that his money will buy in spaciousness, comfort, convenience, 
and appearance. 

This book contains designs of many classes and varieties of residences, one or 
more of which will in all probability come within your 
taste and requirements. We can probably give you 
some cost-saving advice on any of them, and will be 
glad to do so. However, questions involving local labor 
costs, or the cost of excavating some particular piece of 
ground, the nature of which we do not know, we of 
course cannot answer. Such information can be se- 
cured only from local builders or contractors. 



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IfERE is a sound, stable plan that you can choose with absolute confidence of 
*• * satisfaction. With sufficient variations to give individual character, this 
plan has been used by builders for years and is as popular now as ever. 

One reason is the substantial exterior. Its style reflects and holds permanent 
value. We know of houses built on this order years ago that have been 
sold at prices much higher than newer houses of so-called "novelty" construc- 
tion brought. 

You can never tell what condition may develop 
that will lead you to sell. It's the part of good 
wisdom to select a dependable, salable type of home 
when you build. 

Just a word as to this home's interior. Notice the 
room space. Some plans are described as "roomy" 
when they really are not. The dimensions of the 
rooms in the floor plan speak for themselves! 




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IN this plan all floor space is utilized to excellent advantage. There is not a 
square foot of space in any room which you would care to place elsewhere. 
Check over the plan carefully and see. 

In the roof plan, a certain attractive novelty of design is arranged which costs 
very little more to construct than a plain "hip" roof, making unnecessary the 
cutting of intricate roof designs, which is frequently quite expensive. 

The floor plan is a very successful arrangement. 
The unusual length of the living and dining rooms, 
with cased opening between, is a feature certain to 
catch your eye. The ideal size of the breakfast 
room ; two large, airy bedrooms, hall and bath ; con- 
venient, compact kitchen, further enhance the in- 
terest and appeal of this plan. 






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*T"HIS plan is certain to commend itself to you if you appreciate dignity with 

hospitality in the lines of a home, with a roomy, perfectly arranged interior. 

Three bedrooms are located on the left side, each with generous closet space. 

The living room is an ideal size, and this also holds true of the dining room. 

Observe the location of the doorway in this room. By placing it in the corner 

the architect has thoughtfully furnished two long wall stretches 

that will be appreciated when the time comes to arrange furniture. 

room opens into the long central hallway, saving many steps 

and rendering each chamber private. 

Everything is here that makes for satisfaction, at a cost that 
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THERE are many individual points in the design of this bungalow that con- 
tribute to its imposing appearance. The high, well-pitched roof with a per- 
fectly balanced dormer, is one. The graceful arch of the porch, with triple 
pillars on pyramidal bases, is another. The craftsman door, with windows 
reaching to the floor on either side, is a third. 

The interior arrangement is ideal. Rooms are large and airy. There is con- 
trast between them — proportions vary — an idea 
you will appreciate if you have studied many of 
the so-called "modern" homes where rooms are of 
one monotonous size and shape. 

There is a measure of harmonious, finely 
wrought beauty within and without this home that 
you are accustomed to finding only in much more 
expensive structures. There are probably few 
plans that offer better dollar-for-dollar construc- 
tion value. 




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YOU will note throughout this book that we feature large living rooms. This 
is a feature which the south demands and this purports to be a book of 
typical southern designs. It is not intended, however, that the circulation of the 
book shall be limited to the southern states, for we find that the general plan 
of arrangement and ventilation which has always been typically southern is 
being accepted rapidly through all parts of the country. "Plenty of room" is 

the primary feature and "plenty of ventilation" comes 
next in consideration. 




The arrangement of Design No. 862 is a truly south- 
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porch, which constitutes an out-of-door sitting room, 
are typical. 



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THERE are so many things of interest about this design to point out, we hardly 
know where to start. The porch being first in the floor plan, let's start 
there. Notice its size— 16'xl4'— and the splendid protection that it gives the 
living and dining rooms. These rooms are floored with clear oak, and are con- 
nected in delightful open fashion by French doors. A china closet will be found 
as you pass out of the dining room, as well as a charming breakfast nook. In the 
living room you will see a large built-in book case. Entering the hall we find 
that three large, airy bedrooms, bath and kitchen open off from it. Each of 
these rooms has its individual closet or pantry, 
and a special closet for linens is found in the 
hall. Anticipating that you will want to finish 
off the large attic into a den, nursery or sewing 
room, stairs have been placed in back hall. 

There are many features to commend this 
house to the study and preference of those who 
want a home complete in every detail — a home 
in which a really large number of people can 
live happily and comfortably. 



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Design No. 930 



BEAUTY, comfort, convenience and ezonomy are combined to excellent ad- 
vantage in this design. Somewhat larger than the average five-room house, 
the advantage in space shows in the extra size of all the rooms, especially the 
breakfast room and bath, which are as large as the principal rooms in some 
plans we have seen. 

From a hospitable porch we enter an equally hospitable living room, with the 
dining room, large and cheery, just beyond. The breakfast room, with six win- 
dows, should certainly be delightful in the mornings. Retracting our steps, we 

find a commodious front bedroom, well lighted 
and ventilated. Follows a hall, with bath opening 
off, and a second bedroom as large as the first, 
with porch connecting. 

This plan will build you a home to rank with 
any, in attractiveness, construction and room size, 
at a price that emphasizes the good value to be 
found in all Southern Homes. 




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Design No. 974 



l^EEPING down your building cost while embodying character and conven- 
.^. ience as features in your home is one important problem. This is attainable 
in several ways but perhaps the most effective way is by following designing 
which requires the least amount of cutting and fitting of material into intricate 
roof designs, bay windows, recessed walls, etc. The more intricate designs 
require not only more labor, but more material. 

This design is quite popular, perhaps for just the above 
reason. It is very neat and very economical. It is also very 
conveniently arranged and spacious. We be- 
lieve that more, in these features, could not be 
had in any other arrangement for the same cost. 

We unhesitatingly recommend this plan as a 
sound investment. 



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Design No. 919 



THE "out-of-door sitting room" is of particular value and comfort when it em- 
bodies a certain degree of seclusion and privacy. The prominence of the 
"sitting-room-porch" in this illustration makes it necessary to study the floor 
plan to grasp the whole value of this design. 

The approach of the front entrance by a stoop makes it unnecessary to intrude 
on the privacy of the porch. The reception hall adjoining the living room makes 
it possible to answer summons at the front door without passing through the 
living room. Inasmuch as the living room is usually the place for the entertain- 
ment of callers, it is frequently desirable to have a 
passageway through which those entering or leaving 
the house may pass without disturbing the occupants 
of the living room. 

Many tastes must be satisfied in a book of this 
kind and no one plan will be universally accepted, 
but we are sure from experience with many persons 
in search of building ideas, that the fundamental 
ideas of privacy and comfort embodied here will 
satisfy the tastes of a great number of our readers. 




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Design No. 873 



WE offer this design as one particularly adaptable as a country home. In 
times past the ruralist has too frequently been content with any structure 
which was sufficient to protect his family from the elements, but the farm and 
the farmer has suffered from such an attitude. In later years he has come more 
and more to a realization of the fact that he is entitled to the comforts of the 
home if anyone in our whole social scheme of things is. Also he has realized 
that if the younger generation is to be expected to stay at home they must have 
comforts which can be found elsewhere. 

Comfort and convenience are everywhere ap- 
parent on the floor plan. A large living room 
with fireplace and large comfortable porches 
provide common gathering places for the house- 
hold. Personal contact in pleasant surroundings 
goes far toward cementing the family closer 
together in mutual regard. This is one of the 
particulars wherein a "home" differs from a 
mere house. 

Convenience from the housekeeper's view- 
point is also apparent. 



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THE superiority of this plan over the average five-room house comes from its 
better appearance, better construction and better interior equipment. 
The refinement and comfort of an out-of-door sitting room, such as is depicted 
here, are obvious. The ornamentation serves not only as such, but as a partial 
obstruction of view of the shaded interior from the outside, without obstructing 
the view of the outside from within. 

The entrance by way of a stoop at one side makes it possible to receive callers 
at either the outside door or the living room door, or for any of the inmates of the 
house to enter or leave it by either passage without intruding on the other. 

There is a place for everything, from fine linens to 
mops and brooms. The kitchen has special built-in 
cabinet, like that illustrated further on in this book. 
Breakfast nook is cozy and well located. There are 
two back porches, both screened ; one is a service entry ; 
the other will be a delightful sleeping room. Nothing 
is missing in this splendid home ; and it may be built at 
really economical cost. 




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Design No. 985 



IN the manner of interior arrangement, especially, this plan closely resembles 
our Design No. 337 shown elsewhere in this book. 

In severe climates the protection of entrance by the recessed front porch will 
be particularly appreciated; yet this same design is suitable to needs of the 
warmest climate, for, by means of the openings in front and rear of the living 
room, practically an open hallway can be created through the center of the house. 

The exterior design of this home is one of settled charm and simplicity. The 
plain hipped roof, with gabled entrance and twin pillars, flanked on each side by 
triple windows, secures a great deal of dis- 
tinction without departing from the idea of 
economical construction. 



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Design No. 952 



WE think that the quiet dignity of this home is very attractive. It has few 
outstanding features, other than a general air of hominess and comfort. 
It is typically southern in design, having a great lot of porch and large living 
and dining rooms. 

As you enter from the cheerful porch, the entire view of living room and 
dining room is presented. Two bedrooms are adjacent and you pass through a 
cozy hall to the third and back bedroom. The kitchen has a large pantry and con- 
venient service entry. Every bedroom has its own clothes closet. 

Unusual character is expressed in tho pxterior lines of this 
home — perfect taste is apparent everywhere. On a fifty- 
foot lot it will be a classic of artistic design and beauty. 




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Design No. 1018 



TASTES differ. This fact has been one of the prime factors in the world's 
advancement. Also it has made necessary different interior arrangements 
of homes. The arrangement depicted in the entrance hall of Design No. 1018, 
shown on this page, has a large following, though composed, perhaps, of not 
quite so many as those who prefer to have the front entrance opening directly 
into the living room. Privacy in a home is one of the chief factors to be con- 
sidered, yet most "home" designers are not prone to carry this feature to the 
common gathering places of the household, such as the living room, dining room, 
porches, etc. Others feel that, inasmuch as the living room is the usual place for 
the entertainment of callers, it is preferable to have a 
passageway which makes it unnecessary for those en- 
tering or leaving the house by front entrance to disturb 
the occupants of the living room. 

This design should be very attractive to those of the 
latter inclination, who are about to build homes. It has 
just about all the little niceties and conveniences which 
could well be embodied in a home. Note the bookcase 
colonade between hall and living room, the big built-in 
buffet in the dining room, the bedroom closets, linen 
closet, china closet, cupboard, and pantry, and above 
all, note the rooms throughout are large enough for 
comfort. Two flues are so placed as to serve the 
entire house. 



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Design No. 682 






A PLAN of a house which is complete in all details leaves nothing out, yet puts 
nothing in, needlessly. Economy of space and economy of expenditure are 
combined effectively with all the usual comforts of a home and with neat attrac- 
tive outside appearance. 

Porches, front and rear; bath and closets; large dining room and sitting room, 
where the whole family may gather in comfort, and a large attic which may be 
divided into two low-ceiling sleeping rooms and a great amount of storage space. 
All necessary comforts are here provided in a way which adds little or nothing to 
the cost. This type of construction is rigidly economical, yet the offset roof 
makes a bit of variation in appearance, which removes it from the type which is 
severely plain, without any ornamentation. 

Both floor plans get the most in spa- 
cious and convenient comfort from the 
compact interior. Plan B 
provides for slightly larger 
rooms than Plan A, 
and offers different 
kitchen, pantry and 
back porch arrange- 
ment. 

As satisfying a 
home and as sound a 
value as you will find. 




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Design Mo. 884 



"T^HIS design provides a particularly compact and convenient interior 
* arrangement. The extra wide living room will be found particu- 
larly conducive of comfort. The absolute privacy of both bedrooms is 
attractive, as is also the abundance of closets. 

There is space in the attic above for two low-ceiling rooms and an 
abundance of storage space. 



This plan is presented because the type of construction is very eco- 
nomical, because the design is not un- 
popular and because its almost perfect 
interior arrangement combined with 
its low cost, makes it quite a desirable 
house. 



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Design No. 996 



WE call these "designs of Southern Homes," which undeniably they are, but 
the snug coziness of designs such as the one shown on this page well justi- 
fies the popularity which appears to be accorded them in all sections of the 

country. 

As you enter this home the large living room, with its big cheerful fireplace 
in the exact center, greets you. To the right is the dining room, which you enter 
through French doors; to the left, the first bedroom. Then the hall, with en- 
trances to a second sleeping chamber, and the 
kitchen with screened back porch. 

The dining room is fitted with a large, beau- 
tiful buffet. Stairs in the back hall lead to a 
big attic which may be finished off as additional 
sleeping quarters, a den, nursery or gymnasium. 




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Design No. 1029 



|-«0R those desiring a bungalow in which distinction and comfort have been de- 
^ veloped to a high degree, and which can be built at a minimum cost, we 
have nothing better to offer than this four-room plan. 

The deep porch, unadorned except by the white pedestal and pillars, makes 
a charming entrance. You are welcomed by a living room of spacious propor- 
tions, with a great fireplace in one corner that radiates cheer in winter, and an 
attractive window seat that serves the same end in summer. The dining room 
is large and airy; the bedroom as well. Every room 
has an individual closet; the kitchen cupboard is 
built in. 

Specifications of this home call for shingled walls, 
an original bungalow feature difficult to improve upon. 



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¥¥ ERE is an old-fashioned type which seems never to lose its popularity. It 
was popular before the Civil War and appears nearly as much so today. 
Its sturdiness of appearance is attractive, as is also its variation from the some- 
what overdone bungalow type of the present era. 

The freedom and comfort of the old-time, large 
size living room is here maintained, though the re- 
mainder of the interior of the house is somewhat 
more conveniently arranged than were the homes of 
our grandfathers. There is an immense attic for 
storage, part of which may be converted into sleep- 
ing rooms should the builder desire. 




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Design No. 1073 



THIS plan demonstrates that art, modernity and size may be successfully in- 
corporated in a single-story home of reasonable cost. 

If anything has been overlooked which would further enhance the appearance, 
comfort and completeness of this house, we fail to find it. From the artistic 
terrace and porte cochere straight through to the breakfast nook and screened 
back porch, your taste and your comfort have been royally catered to. 

The living room is of glorious size — extending the full width of the house — 
with a wonderfully big fireplace in the cen- 
ter. French doors open into the dining room, 

flooded with sunshine by a large hall. The 
hall connects with all chambers, as well as 
with bath and kitchen. 

Clear oak flooring is specified for living 
room and dining room. Built-in buffet is in 
dining room; built-in cabinet in kitchen. 
Bach stairs to attic. 



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Design No. 772 



HP HE outside appearance of this design appears to be quite popular, as is evi- 
denced by the fact that we have been repeatedly called upon to furnish it 
with various interior arrangements. Four of these arrangements have now been 
adopted as standard. These four we consider as being the very best possible. 
Plans A and B of this design are illustrated on page 44 of this book. 
Study these plans carefully and after deciding upon the one that meets your 

requirements best, order 
your plans with our assur- 
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standpoint you will obtain 
one of the best values to 
be had. 




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Design No. 1051 



IF you want to build a home you of course want to build an attractive one. It 
costs no more to build a given amount of material into a well appointed, well 
lighted and conveniently arranged structure having an attractive outside appear- 
ance than it does to build the same material into one of poorer appearance. A 
well designed plan will aid you in doing this. 

The accompanying illustrations furnish a fair example of how attractive and 
convenient a small house may be made. There is nothing expensive in this con- 
struction. There is abundant space and comfort in each room. There are plenty 
of closets. The privacy of the bedroom is absolute, yet it has immediate access 
to all other parts of the house. It is excellently lighted and ventilated and in 
all ways so complete that the one planning a small house could be sure that the 
dissatisfaction which so frequently comes because the completed house has not 
turned out to be just what the builder had in mind, would never fall to his lot. 
Satisfaction is worth striving for. The surest 
way to achieve it is by a well laid-out plan — 
in building, even more than in other things. 



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"!¥ rE offer this as an excellent type of rural home. An abundance of screened 
* » porch provides the necessary out-of-door sitting room. The big comfort- 
able living room invites the entire family to spend their evenings together, or to 
entertain their friends there. Home ties are thus strengthened. 

Simplicity of interior arrangement makes housekeeping easy. Such surround- 
ings make cheerful in- 
mates, and cheerfulness 
and consequent happiness 
make the home a success. 




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Design No. 1040 



SIZE and airiness with excellent accessibility are outstanding features of this 
design; they, and the substantial tasteful appearance which has been gained 
by expert handling of exterior details. 

Its simplicity is a worthy feature both from the point of view of attractiveness 
of appearance and of economy of construction. Its only outside embellishments 
are its shingled walls and tall chimneys. 

Within, it is excellently appointed, having all 
the refinements necessary to the convenience 
and comfort of a well ordered home. 





Design No. 1084 



■yHE design shown herewith is an exemplification of how a very attractive 
A appearance may be presented in plain straight-line construction. The only 

G i t 1 i 1 °« embelliShment iS the CUt_0ff gables ' the ^expensive trelliswork and a 
slight off-set of the wall line on one side, which does not vary the roof arrange- 
ment To the interior of this house is given the same careful attention to details 
which characterizes all of the designs which we publish. All available space is 
utilized to the best possible advantages, giving due consideration to convenience 
ot arrangement and privacy. As is usual in the plans which we publish, each 
room has its closet, the bath room is equally accessible from all 
parts of the house, there is the usual breakfast nook 
(which we think is the housewife's greatest convenience), 
and there are the usual screened porches, yet all these 
features are secured by straight line construction both 
inside and out and the cost of construction is thus held to 
the lowest point. 

Among the special features are clear oak flooring in 
living and dining rooms, china case collonade, breakfast 
nook, built-in kitchen cupboard, screened sleeping 
porch, and kitchen porch. 




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Design No. 1106 



WE think this an excellent design. We will say little of its grace or beauty, for 
the existence of beauty is dependent on the individual taste of the observer. 
Comfort and convenience are tangible elements, however, and we can discuss 
them with definite assurance. A port cochere is a monument of hospitality, 
extending its welcome alike to inmates and to visitors. It adds little to the cost 
of the house. The wide front porch is an out-door lounging and sitting room for 
more than half of the year. It adds much to the comfort of the home. The 
spaciousness of the living room, dining room, and bedrooms needs no comment. 
Triple French doors between living room and dining room provide privacy or 
open hospitality at will. The location of the breakfast room is such that informal 
guests may be served there without the necessity of requiring them to pass into or 
through the kitchen. This saves much work for the housekeeper. The abun- 
dance of closets and pantries speaks for itself. The arrangement of a screened 
porch so as to be accessible from either 
bedroom is a feature of merit in this design. 
It can be made to serve either room as a 
sleeping porch, or by the use of a curtain 
partition it may serve both as such. By 
day it provides a very private sitting room 
for reading or study and in winter may be 
enclosed with glass and used as a con- 
servatory. Compare designs shown in this 
book with other designs which may come 
to your attention. They are very carefully 
planned, with the idea of embodying the 
most in comfort, convenience and character 
for the least outlay of money. 



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Design No. 1062 

rpHERE is daintiness in the crisp, well balanced design of this cottage 

that will win the feminine heart. There is economy in its size and 

absence of elaboration that will win masculine approval of its choice. 

Here is just the sort of home that gives "the right start in life" 

a fact borne out by its popularity with young couples. 

Outside you will wish to plant a few shrubs and flowers; inside there 
is no end to the possibilities given for tasteful, attractive decoration. 

Just four rooms — but if there be only 
two or three of you, why pay for excess 
space? Every inch in the floor plan has 
been used to advantage, producing coziness 
with the practical feature of easy, quick 
house-cleaning. 



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Design No. 1128 



PERMIT us to call your attention to something regarding this illustra- 
tion. As you look through this book in an endeavor to make a 
selection of a design you will return again and again to the design 
shown on this page and will compare it with others. Perhaps you will 
not select it, perhaps there are a number of others which you think 
more attractive, but we notice that, whether or not our clients may 
ultimately select some other, that their attention seems to return time 
after time to this one. 

It has no outstanding features, yet 
we seem unable to find any short- 
comings. It is evidently one of the 
few designs which seem to meet with 
nearly universal approval. 



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Design No. 1095 



ECONOMY of space should have careful attention. Rooms, closets, and hall- 
ways should not be larger than requirements demand. Each square foot 
given to some room which doesn't need it must be taken from some other room 
which does. Hallways are as necessary as rooms, for it is only by such passage- 
ways that the privacy of the rooms may be maintained. 

Don't make the mistake of sacrificing privacy for the sake of gaining an extra 
room, or perhaps just an extra closet. Apportion your available space so as to get 
the hallway in, where the general plan demands one, and let each room or closet 
in the whole plan contribute its quota of space. This design illustrates well the 
art of properly apportioning available space and the provision of convenience 

and privacy by the use of a hallway. 
Provision is made in this plan for 
an attic, only, above ; but the same 
is sufficiently large to be divided 
into two very large rooms, should 
the builder desire. 

Clear oak flooring is specified for 
living and dining rooms. 




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Design No. 1150 



THE ineffable charm of the California bungalow is here portrayed in a manner 
seldom surpassed. Windows and doors that reach almost the full height of 
the walls, a porte cochere of unique simplicity, and very effective use of brick- 
work, are three of the features that give this design its unusual distinction. 

As the plans are drawn, a forty-foot lot is really necessary for carrying them 
out in full. If you like the design, however, and yet must build on a narrower 
lot, you can do so by eliminating the porte cochere. 

Clear oak flooring accentuates the brightness of living 
room and dining room; French doors open on porch from 
living room. Breakfast nook is well placed. Built-in 
china closet in dining room and built-in cupboard in 
kitchen. Screened kitchen porch. Because of the low 
flat roof, a double thickness of red or green slate surfaced 
roofing is used instead of wood shingles. 



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Design No. 1161 



BUNGALOW construction has advanced so rapidly in recent years that unless 
one has followed its development it is difficult to appreciate how far the art 
and style of this popular type of residence have been carried. A simple way to 
gain this understanding is by comparing the bungalow illustrated on this page 
with some of the earlier structures in your community. You will note a differ- 
ence between them almost as great as between motor cars of ten years ago and 
today. The design is intended for the family that wants a home of enduring 

worth and beauty, modernly planned and sub- 
stantially built. As such it cannot be surpassed. 
It can be built on a comparatively narrow lot, 
but, of course, its beauty will have better oppor- 
tunity for effective display if spacious grounds 
surround it. 




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Design No. 1194 



rpHE house we build does, in a measure, establish our status and standard in 
^ our community. It is a monument to our success and achievement, by which 
our acquaintances and fellow townsmen classify us, and is a standard of re- 
spectability which we have set for ourselves to live up to. 

Such an exemplification of success and dignity, and such a standard as that 
illustrated here is one well worth selecting. 
It is beautiful in every line, is light and airy 
inside and excellently arranged with respect 
to all features of convenience. It is a home 
in which a well justified pride may be felt. 





Design No. 1227 



\I7 E call these Southern Homes, but we must admit having borrowed this type 
from California. In altering it to suit the needs of the south and central 
states we have left the exterior untouched. The interior, however, you will find 
typical of southern construction — spacious rooms, compact arrangement, and no 
dens or cubby-holes which are so small or so placed as not to have thoroughly 
practical offices to perform. 

We think the combination of the two types of architecture 
reaches a very happy medium. The quaint attractiveness 
of the exterior combined with the well ordered comfort 
arranged within produce just about all the ma- 
terial features necessary to make a home. 




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Design No. 1260 



THIS trimly built little home would appeal to nearly anyone. Its hospitable 
appearance would almost make friends for its inmates. Its big comfortable 
living room looks quite as hospitable as its big inviting front porch. Its dining 
room, joining the living room through wide French doors, looks toward the front 
yard instead of the back or side yard, yet is not removed from the kitchen except 
by the usual small passageway between pantry and breakfast nook. The break- 
fast nook is so placed that informal guests may be served there without having to 
be led into the kitchen or through other more or less private parts of the house. 
This breakfast nook also looks toward the front. Both bedrooms open onto a 
big comfortable screen porch which may be 
used as a sleeping porch. The bath room is 
equally accessible from either bedroom or 
from any other part of the house. The 
abundance of closets and cupboards provides 
a space for everything. The high roof makes 
it possible to turn the great big attic into 
another story of three or four comfortable 
rooms if the builder should so desire. 



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Design No. 1139 



I¥7ITH three large bedrooms, and living room and dining room considerably 
▼ V more spacious than you usually find; with a breakfast room of commodi- 
ous proportions; with entrance to bath from the hall and an attic which may be 
converted into extra rooms of any nature; this plan should serve the requirements 
of a family of practically any size with entire satisfaction. 

Outward proportions are good and the various units have been well handled, 

so the result is sure to please. Extension of the 
porch eaves to cover the entrance is not only an 
out-of-the-ordinary feature, but it serves the pur- 
pose of creating a spot of welcome shade on 
warm days. 

Among the special features which should be 
noted are clear oak flooring specified in living and 
dining rooms, built-in china closet and built-in 
kitchen cabinet, attic with stairs, and screened 
side porch. 




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Design No. 1249 



SOME places there are which by their lack of refinement and distinction, we 
know as houses. Other places there are which by their comfort and tasteful 
style, we think of as homes. There is yet a third class, made up of places with 
all of home's entrancing charm, and possessing, in addition, a certain dignity, an 
irreproachable style, that causes them to be instinctively referred to as residences. 

To this third class we feel that this home should be assigned. Yet, by studying 
the exterior carefully you will probably be surprised to find that aside from an 
exceptional side casement and a very effective entrance, no special details mark 
the construction. The consummate beauty of the design has been gained through 
the skill of the architect to do wonderful things with simple things, instead of 
by lavish use of money. 

The floor plan you will find to be a decided departure from the ordinary 
manner of arrangement. The rooms are especially commodious and accessible, 
and everything necessary to 
complete comfort and satisfac- 
tion is provided. 



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Design No. 1271 



IN every neighborhood there is one home comparable with no other; a home 
that cannot be classified as any certain "type" nor adequately described by 
reference to the style of architecture which it embodies or resembles. Such a 
home is a "creation" ; through sheer virtue of its distinction it comes to be known 
as "the prettiest you will find." It is easy to imagine this charming home 
occupying that place of honor in any community. The exterior design wins 
instant attention. Modern in the highest degree, at the same time it is reminis- 
cent of architecture of another day, recalling the Colonial mansions of the old 
South, the soft, harmonious tones of early English places. To go into this home 
is to experience anew the pleasure of studying it from without. The living room 
extends back twenty-two feet from the front door. Dining room, breakfast room, 
kitchen and screened kitchen porch are on one side of the house; two bedrooms, 

bath, hall and attic stairs are on the other, 
leaving only the living room and a rear 
screen porch in the center. In summer 
practically an open hallway can be created 
through the entire house. The floor plan 
will tell you in detail what the interior 
offers in modern designing. The exterior 
view is made from an actual photograph 
so is an authentic representation of what 
is offered outside. Construction is of the 
best, throughout, with every modern ad- 
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Design No. 1183 



IX THAT in reality is a one and one-half story house but which has the appear- 
W ance of a full two-story structure, is offered in this finely proportioned, 
economically designed, five-room home. The attic may be easily finished off 
into two additional rooms, practically doubling the size of the house without 
adding to fundamental plans or expense. 

There is no style of architecture which permits of the designing of more 
graceful or more substantial homes than you find ex- a, 

pressed here. Particularly well adapted to the narrow 
lot, this design may be carried out at a low cost and 
it will give you a home whose beauty, distinction, 
comfort and solid value will always be a source of 
deep satisfaction. 

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china case and kitchen cupboard; screened 
kitchen porch; bevel plate front door. 



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Design No. 1205 



IF you should come to us and ask to be shown "the best thing we have for a 
narrow lot," and by "best" implied a home which inside and out would be the 
embodiment of structural charm, comfort and cheer, we would probably turn to 
our files and get out this design for you — a six-room cottage having every de- 
sired qualification, which can be built on a lot as narrow as forty feet. 

There is little need for us to dwell on its exterior beauty — you will readily 
grasp that feature. We do wish to call your attention to several points in the 
floor plan, however. Passing through a bevel plate front door you find your- 
self in a large, bright living room. The whole left side of this 
room is given over to a great fireplace and built-in book cases. 
Through French doors you gain a broad view of the 
pleasant dining room. To the right of the living 
room is a splendid den — small enough to be cozy, 
large enough to furnish as sumptuously as desired. 
Two bedrooms, one with delightful bay, are con- 
nected by a small rear hall, from which the bath is 
also entered. In the kitchen we find stairs to the 
attic; just without, a large screened porch. Dining 
mom, china case and kitchen cabinet are in-built. 
Living and dining rooms are floored in clear oak. 
Every room on the right side has individual clothes 
closet. 




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Design No. 1282 



WHEN servants are not available, and for various reasons it seems less and 
less expeditious to have them, the housewife becomes more desirous of 
having her house made as convenient and labor-saving as possible. Up-to-date 
architects and builders fully realize this and devote much attention to this detail. 

Design No. 1282 is a good example of what a skillful designer may do with the 
little nooks and corners in the way of turning them into conveniences whichniake 
housekeeping easy. Note the coat closet in the hall, the built-in buffet in the 
dining room, the closets in the bedrooms and hall, the breakfast nook, the closet 
and cupboard in the kitchen and the large attic for storage. All these items seem 
indispensable, yet few homes have all of them, because usually there does not 
appear to be places to put them without crowding. Our advice is "Study care- 
fully to get them all in, no matter what design you may select." They are all 
essential, one as much as another, to the well ordered home. "A place for 
everything" makes "keeping everything in its 
place" easy. Good order and harmony in the 
home makes us love the home more. Love of the 
home makes — oh, well, why try to say all that — 
all the achievements of mankind are in a measure 
based on mankind's love of home and family. 

Clear oak flooring is specified for living room 
and dining room. Built-in dining room buffet; 
built-in kitchen cupboard; bevel plate front door; 
large screened back porch. 



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Design No. 1117 



THIS is the same home shown in Design No. 952 on page 60, with certain 
variations in the floor and roof plans, the most important of which is a 
material reduction in width to permit the above plan to be constructed on a 
forty-foot lot, with a fair margin of space on either side. 

You will not find a more cheerful home than this at any price, and certainly 
not one with more worth-while features, at the same cost. Advantages of con- 
struction commonly associated only with expensive structures are here provided 

in a way that detracts none from their desirability, 
but which does deduct a good part of their usual 
cost. 

Sunshine, fresh air and a bounteous amount of 
room outside and in, make this a home of assured 
pleasure, pride and comfort. 




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Design No. 1293 



IN presenting this design we have the pleasure of knowing that we offer an 
unusually artistic, homelike bungadow. We believe that it could not be sur- 
passed by anything of similar size. 

Study the exterior carefully. Notice the wealth of distinction in the arrange- 
ment. The wide, arched porch with brick pillars and foundation, embellished 
by white cement and woodwork, are especially good features. The dormer 
window is in excellent relation to the other units, and the front doors and 
windows are likewise in pleasing harmony with the entire conception. 

Roominess, abundant light and air, accessibility and perfect appointments mark 
the interior construction of the handsome bungalow. Clear oak flooring is speci- 
fied in living and dining rooms. French doors con- 
nect them. Built-in china case is a space-saving, 
money-saving convenience. The breakfast nook is 
especially cozy and the kitchen will please by its 
size and cheeriness. This design should be roofed 
with a double thickness of red or green slate surfaced 
roofing, adding an extra note of color and distinction. 



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Design No. 1315 



TRUE artistry is expressed in the lines and appointments of the six-room 
cottage illustrated here. A full view, or a view from either side, is equally 
pleasing and effective. The porch has been wrought in particularly distinctive 
style. Arrangement of pillars and columns beneath the arched entrance hood, 
together with the pergola and the casement doors of the living room, strike a new 
note in artistic small-house designing. 

This cottage contains six liberally proportioned rooms. The living room, with 
fireplace on the left and bookcase collonade uniting the dining room, is con- 
nected with the various other rooms by a long hall, at the end of which is the 
bath. Notice the exceptional size of the second bedroom; the 
largest suite of large furniture could be arranged here without 
the least crowding. All rooms are bright and airy, with indi- 
vidual clothes closets. 

Bevel plate front door; clear oak flooring in dining 
and living rooms ; built-in buffet, cupboard and break- 
fast nook; screened sleeping and kitchen porches. 




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Design No. 1304 



MORE than the usual amount of interest attaches itself to a study of this 
design. And more than the usual number of people will be interested in it 
because it interprets home ideals in a distinctly American way. 

In the exterior we find simplicity of motif handled to give rare distinction. 
The single gable, supported by two plain white columns; the dormer, purely of 
Colonial origin; four windows matching the other sash seen outside; window 
flower box and trellis — are points that give character to the construction. The 
front door is well chosen and as you pass through it the interior charm of the 
home is revealed at a glance. Living and dining rooms, made practically one by 
a wide bookcase collonade, extend the entire width of the house. A central hall 
leads to the two sleeping chambers and bath, 
as well as to the attic stairs. A buffet is pro- 
vided in the dining room, built in, and a place 
for the refrigerator is provided between dining 
room and kitchen. 

A large screened sleeping porch is a feature 
of this design that will please, and the generous 
number and size of closets will also win ap- 
proval. Just as good taste and good judgment 
is displayed everywhere in the design, good 
sense has been used in handling costs. 



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Design No. 1348 



NEARLY every house though attractive to some persons is unattractive to 
others. A few there are, which appear to be universally acceptable. Such 
a one is this design. Though, fortunately, all who see it will not want to build it, 
nevertheless it is extremely probable that not one who sees it will think it un- 
attractive. Those who do accept it as their guiding plan will have the satisfac- 
tion of having all their acquaintances endorse the good taste of their selection. 
Five rooms, uniformly spacious, bright and well appointed, are within. We 
enter through a solid panel door, bordered by side lights in keeping with the door 
pattern. A living room, twenty by fourteen feet, with casement windows open- 
ing onto the porch, is the first interior vista. The dining room is really a con- 
tinuation of the living room, as only a bookcase collonade separates. A hand- 
some three-window bay explains the unusually 
cheerful aspect of this dining room. Large break- 
fast room is next inspected, then comes the 
kitchen. Three windows are noted, as well as a 
large pantry and screened back porch. The right 
side of the plan is made up of two fourteen-by- 
fourteen bedrooms, hall, large bath and screened 
sleeping porch in the rear. Clear oak flooring is 
specified in dining and living rooms. Built-in buf- 
fet in dining room. Attic stairs in hall. Closet in 
every room. Enduring satisfaction is certain to be 
your reward if this plan is chosen for your home. 



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Design No. 1359 



IF you are seeking individuality in the theme of your home — a plan that unites 
refined distinction with comfort within — we are sure you will find your ideals 
fulfilled in the plan of this charming six-room home. 

The best ideas of modern architecture find expression in this design. The 
hooded entrance provides an effective approach, enhanced by the arrangement 
of the two sets of front windows. The roof gains distinction through the dormer 
descending low to blend with the arched hood, from the chimney rising through 
the eave, and the cut off gables on the side. The side porch shows an attractive 
column arrangement that gives added tone to the whole setting. 

Three large bedrooms are in this plan, with bath and connecting hall. Excep- 
tionally large living room is flooded with light by three front and two side 
windows, as well as by the porch casement. 
French doors lead into the dining room, 
where casement doors to the porch have 
again been used with charming effect. 
There is a built-in china case in the dining 
room; on the right is the breakfast room, 
from which we reach the kitchen. Built-in 
cupboard, additional pantry, back porch 
and stairs to the attic are noted in the 
kitchen. Dining and living rooms in this 
plan are floored in clear oak. 



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Design No. 1392 



EVERY requisite to happy and contented home life has been provided in this 
bungalow in a way that will invoke your admiration. First of all, there is 
the distinction and stability of appearance that assures the favorable opinion of 
those who judge as they pass. Next, there is ample space, bounteous fresh air 
and sunshine, ideal arrangement of rooms and every appointment that conven- 
ience decrees, on the inside. Together they form as charming and livable a 
home as the South has to offer. 

It is a distinctive and inviting porch that greets the visitor to this bungalow. 

The white columns and arched lintel, with overhanging eave, serve to unify the 

whole structure and set off the spacious porch to splendid advantage. You will 

observe how the owners of the above design have utilized its 

possibilities for attractive floral embellishment by the use of 

flower boxes on the piers and beneath the porch rails. 

in the living room. French doors to the dining 
Built-in china case and kitchen cupboard. 
vidual bedroom closets. Stairs to attic. Screened 
porch. Hall linen closet. Kitchen pantry. 




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Design No. 1238 



THERE is no style of design, symbolical of the bungalow, which meets with 
wider approval or gives a small home a more distinctive, attractive tone, than 
shingled walls, exposed rafter gables and broad, substantial front porch. These 
features are very successfully incorporated in the five-room bungalow presented 
on this page. 

The size of the living room will particularly impress you. Twenty-six by 
fourteen feet! Some homes contain as many as three rooms whose total floor 
space won't exceed that. But in this book, remember, you are studying Southern 
Homes — and Southern Homes believe in fresh air and sunshine, lots of it. 

The dining room bay affords a broad, cheerful out- 
look. The breakfast nook, and convenient china case 
and kitchen cupboard, both built-in, should increase 
this cheer, especially for the housewife who knows the 
value of having things placed so that they are imme- 
diately accessible. 

Two excellent bedrooms, with hall and bath be- 
tween, are supplemented by ample closet space and a 
large screened sleeping porch. A second screened 
porch adjoins the kitchen, with entry steps on the side. 



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Design No. 1381 



TERRACED porch, casement doors and an unusual number of windows serve 
to create in this design a home of outstanding cheerfulness and distinction. 
Under a southern sun or under a mantel of northern snow, this home will appear 
equally inviting and comfortable. Clime nor climate cannot alter the charm of a 
home when instilled as deep as it is in this bungalow. 

The exceptional size of each room insures utmost airiness and comfort in warm 
summer months. On the other hand, can you imagine a more delightful place 
on a cold day than the living room, with sunshine streaming through its three 
casement doors? 

Relation of the rooms to afford maximum convenience of access has been suc- 
cessfully handled, as you will appreciate by inspecting the floor plan. There are 
doors where doors are needed ; a hall where a hall is necessary. The living room 
has a great corner fireplace, dining room china case is built-in, kitchen cupboard 

is also built-in, and there is an additional 
pantry. Linen closet in hall. Clothes 
closet in each bedroom. Both porches 
are screened. 

French doors unite living and dining 
rooms; clear oak flooring is used in these 
rooms. Roof is a double thickness of red 
or green slate surfaced roofing instead 
of wood shingles. 



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Design No. 1172 



17 ROM the illustration you will not only gain an excellent understanding of 
*• what this bungalow has to offer in beauty and individuality, but a good idea 
as well, of how its charm can be increased by planting a few evergreens and 
adding a window flower box or two. Here is a picture of home as we are fond 
of picturing it- — a picture you can make real at comparatively small cost. 

Inside we find a surprisingly spacious house. Both dining room and living 
room, connected by French doors, are large and sunshiny. Coziness is increased 
by a large fireplace, in the living room, with built-in bookcase on either side. 
Two bedrooms are reached by the hall, which also provides the entrance to the 
bath. Two built-in china closets are provided, and the kitchen has a built-in 
cupboard. There is a cozy breakfast nook, 
with convenient service passage opposite. 
Screened porch with entry to kitchen is on 
the side. 

Clear oak flooring in dining room and liv- 
ing room. Bevel plate front door. Double 
thickness red or green slate surfaced roofing. 



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HP HE first feature of this typically Southern bungalow to impress you will no 
* doubt be the long, sunshiny porch, twenty-six feet wide in front and running 
thirty-two feet on the side. Few homes show a porch of this area. Those that 
do, seldom show an arrangement at once as artistic and pleasant as this. Past 
the first side window, the porch becomes a terrace, with trellis, giving it an air 
of seclusion, yet detracting none whatever from its delightful open effect. 

This house requires a foundation in excess of forty feet, so it should have a site 
of at least fifty feet. Additional width will help. 

You will appreciate at a glance the success with which the spacious interior 
has been worked out. The opportunity is given here to create rooms of splendid 

proportions, which has been done without 
wasting a foot of space. Notice the host of con- 
venient appointments — built-in buffet and cup- 
board, special china closet and linen closet, 
kitchen closet, individual bedroom closets. 

Dining and living rooms are connected by 
French doors. The front door is a bevel plate, 
Clear oak flooring in living and dining rooms. 
Large attic with stairs. 




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Design No. 1458 



WE consider this design quite an achievement. The beauty of the front of this 
house and the interior of the dining room is not often surpassed in con- 
struction of houses of medium size. 

The fact that every other unit in the plan of this home is in keeping with the 
artistic beauty of the great front bay, mikes the arrangement as a whole, one of 
the most meritorious and interesting in the book of Southern Homes. 

Inspecting the plan you will find that besides the five front windows of the 
dining room, there are three more in the left wall, one above the buffet and two 
on the sides. In the living room the idea of sunshine and airiness is further 
carried out by five windows. French doors connect the living and dining rooms, 
bringing their respective widths together in one 
long open arrangement. 

There are three large bedrooms, each with 
three windows and individual clothes closet. 
Connecting hall, with entrances to bath and the 
screened porch. Large breakfast room, with 
built-in china case. Built-in bookcase in living 
room. Special linen closet in the hall. 

Clear oak flooring in living and dining rooms. 
Bevel plate front door. Boofing is slate sur- 
faced, red or green. 



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Design No. 1403 



x T OU would have to look far beyond the ordinary sources of supply to find a 

the hall and both bedrooms, as well as bath, are entered from it. 
Among the special features of construct on of this design are 

bevel plate front door, clear oak flooring in living room and aming 
room, built-in buffet in dining room, screened rear 
porch, two closets in the front bedroom, closet m bath 

and rear bedroom. rt „+i QV n f 

This design should not involve a great outlay ot 
money, yet it will give you a home as attractive spa- 
cious and comfortable as places costing a great deal 
more. 




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Design No. 1370 



THERE is sufficient reserve in the design of this home to commend it to those 
of conservative taste; at the same time there is a full measure of personality 
in its lines and details that will gain the interest of those wanting something 
different in house planning. Through the wide entrance the handsome front 
door, with artistic side lights, is seen. A set of triple windows on either side is 
assurance of interior cheerfulness. Notice the effective adaptation of porch 
pillars in this plan, and how the effect is carried out to include a pillar arrange- 
ment of the left front corner. Six large rooms, besides breakfast room, hall and 
two screened porches, are included in the floor plan. All rooms are conveniently 
accessible, one to the other. The breakfast room is a pleasing feature. And the 
arrangement of living and dining rooms, connected by 
French doors, increases the spaciousness of each. There is 
a large fireplace in the living room, with built-in bookcases 
on the sides. In the dining room a built-in buffet is pro- 
vided, with extra china case in the breakfast room. 
Kitchen has a built-in cupboard, besides pantry. 
Individual bedroom closets, and special hall linen 
closet. Both sleeping porch and kitchen porch are 
screened. Clear oak flooring is specified for living 
and dining rooms. 





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Design No. 1326 



OF the factors which combine to produce contentment in the home, perhaps 
the chief are convenience, comfort, and appearance. On appearance rests 
chiefly pride of possession, and pride of possession in gratifying to our souls. 
It costs little or no more to build a house of attractive appearance than to build 
one of similar size lacking this quality. 

The accompanying design is a work of artistic proportions and symmetry — 
a house which the rich man would be proud to possess, and which need not 
necessarily be beyond the reach of the man of lesser means. 

The artistic arrangement of the interior is quite in keeping with the exterior. 
The privacy of the bedrooms, the abundance of closets, the equal accessibility of 
the bathroom from all parts of the house, the very slight privacy of the living 
room, and the wide open hospitality of the big dining room, just naturally make 
^ your heart swell up a little with a kind of love for such a home 
as this would be and a desire to own it. Homes like this 
make better men and women and better 
children. 

Clear oak flooring in living and dining 
rooms ; bevel plate front door ; built-in break- 
fast nook; screen porches. 




Complete blue prints, details and specifica- 
tions for* this Southern Home, per set . . . $15.00 



Additional sets, with original order, each. . . 3.00 





Design No. 1436 



A BUNGALOW of marked individuality has been achieved in this design with- 
out involving a greater investment than you would expect to pay for any 
attractive, comfortable, modern home. The wide from porch, cool and restful, 
is the first feature to gain attention, and to the right you will catch a glimpse 
of another beautiful asset — a long pergola terrace, partially enclosed by the rails 
between the columns, with steps descending to the drive. 

A living room of exceptional interest is followed by a large, sunshiny dining 
room. Both of these rooms will be as cozy in winter as they are cool and airy in 
summer. Each bedroom has interesting features. Notice the window seat in the 
first, the large screened sleeping porch adjacent to the second. Convenient hall 
connects the bedrooms with the bath. In addition to a closet in each sleeping 
room and the bath, there is a special linen 
closet in the hall, two pantries in the kitchen, 
and a place for the refrigerator between 
dining room and kitchen. 

French doors are between living and dining 
rooms, and clear oak flooring is used in both 
of these rooms. Bevel plate front door. 
Built-in window seat, buffet and kitchen cup- 
board. Double thickness of red or green slate 
surfaced roofing. 



Complete blue prints, details and specifica- 
tions for this Southern Home, per set. . . $15.00 

Additional sets, with original order, each. . . 3.00 





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Design No. 1447 



IT is the entire absence of "frills" — and the presence of tasteful simplicity 
instead — that attracts, in this plan. We assure you that this bungalow is all 
that the illustration depicts it as being — a satisfying representative of sound 
home-building ideals, carefully and modarnly worked out. 

This home is amply large for a family of six people. Three large bedrooms 
are connected by the hall, which also has entrances to the living room, dining 
room and kitchen. Thus, without the waste of a step, you can reach any room 
in the house. 

Notice the two terraces. That on iha side is especially attractive because of 
its size and the manner in which it connects the two roof gables. 

There is a breakfast room in this design, containing built-in china case and a 
space for the ice box. The kitchen is large and airy, and in addition to the 

pantry it has a built-in cupboard. The sleeping 
porch is screened, as is the kitchen porch. 

Clear oak flooring in living and dining rooms, 
with French doors between. Built-in buffet and 
living room bookcases. Closet in every bedroom 
with special linen closet in the hall. 

The sensible development of this bungalow 
is reflected in the sensible level to which build- 
ing cost has been held. 




Complete blue prints, details and specifications 

for this Southern Home, per set , . $15.00 



Additional sets, with original order, each . 



3.00 





Design No. 1425 



THE hand of an artist has again been at work, with the result that in this 
design we are given a six-room home of surpassing charm and distinction. 
You will note the terraced porch, and the gabled roof supported by two graceful 
columns. Windows of artistic conception warrant the special attention drawn 
to them by the open terrace. 

In this design the living and dining rooms are in front, and being connected 
by a single door, each preserves its individuality. The kitchen is practically m 
the center of the house, making it immediately adjacent to the dining room. 
Screened side porch furnishes a convenient service entry. 

Three commodious sleeping chambers are in this plan, 
together with an unusually large screened sleeping porch. 
Accessibility is a feature of the whole arrangement. 

Note carefully these good features of construction: 
Bevel plate front door; clear oak flooring in living and 
dining rooms; built-in buffet and kitchen cupboard; attic, 
with stairs; screened sleeping and kitchen porch. 





Design No. 1414 



DETAILS in number that are original and exclusive with this one plan, mark 
the design of the bungalow pictured above. For example: the pattern of 
the chimney, or that part of it seen outside, under the roof. And the recessed 
side terrace, with door to breakfast room. Even the brackets under the eaves 
have caught the spirit of originality ! 

Particular attention is called to the division of the bedrooms in this plan from 
the rest of the house. Notice that the whole right side, on which they are located, 
can be made absolutely quiet and private by closing the two hall doors. It is an 
advantage that works both ways, for you can entertain or talk in the living rooms 
as late as you choose without fear of disturbing those who have retired. 

This bungalow, built on spacious lines with extreme roominess everywhere, is 
especially strong and substantial, and is particularly well adapted for construc- 
tion in cold climates. 

Just a few words about the interior. Ob- 
serve that the terrace is reached from the 
living room by a casement door to the right 
of the fireplace. Bookcase collonade is a 
practical and pleasing entrance to dining 
room from living room. The breakfast room, 
really large enough for a dining room, has 
three entrances. 

Clear oak flooring specified in dining and 
living rooms. Bevel plate front door. Two 
screened back porches. Double thickness red 
or green slate surfaced roofing. 




Complete blue prints, details and specifica- 
tions for this Southern Home, per set. . . $15. 00 

Additional sets, with original order, each. . . 3.00 




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Some of the Styles of Permanent Furniture 
Used in Southern Homes 





The doors here shown are the ones 
which we specify for the reason that, in 
our opinion, they combine most in beauty 
and substantiability. The five-cross- 
panel door shown in Figure 1 is, we 
think, without an equal in strength of 
construction. The strength of a door 
lies wholly in the lateral binding. This 
door is bound together by six cross 
members. Other doors have only three. 
Its beauty is such that after many years 
of use, its popularity appears not to 
diminish and it appears quite as popular 
today as ever. 



Fig. 1 



Figure No. 2 depicts the well known 
two-panel door. In this design a certain 
concession in strength is made for the 
sake of beauty. It is not so strong as 
that shown in Figure 1, but it has more 
strength than other types and the mar- 
velous beauty of the large rotary-cut 
veneered panels when properly finished 
makes them extremely popular and in 
excellent taste. 

We do not recommend the use of the 
one-panel door or doors with lock-rails 
placed high above the center of the door, 
because we have not found them so satis- 
factory as the designs here shown. How- 
ever, the builder may gratify his own 
taste, in this particular, by selecting 
doors of any design without affecting 
these plans. 




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The French doors shown in 
Figure 3 are especially pleasing 
for use in dining and living rooms 
and for openings to porches. 
They have been included in many 
of the plans. These French doors 
are most popular. They give a 
taste of individuality to a house 
that, no matter how simple it 
may be in design, will add to its 
charm. 



Fig. 3 



The doors illustrated in 
Figure 4 are what may 
be called triple French 
doors. They are for use 
in spaces where double 
doors would not be quite 
as effective. These triple 
doors have an attractive- 
ness about them that 
measurably adds to the 
beauty of any interior. 
Many of these plans in- 
clude triple doors. 





Fig. 5 

The bookcase collonade shown 
in Figure 5 is quite popular. It is 
placed between the living room 
and the dining room and gives a 
spacious effect to both rooms. 
That is, it makes each room look 
larger than it is. It is quite 
decorative and adds to the effec- 
tive charm that all good interior 
architecture should have. It also 
has a practical feature that must 
not be overlooked. It protects 
the books and saves your owning 
a bookcase. 



The little breakfast nook 
shown in Figure 6 is very popular 
in modern homes. It is placed 
usually between the kitchen and 
dining room. It occupies but 
little space and is very conven- 
ient. It saves a lot of trouble to 
the housewife; and a charming 
little room, like the one shown 
here, with its graceful lines, is a 
pleasure to look upon. 





Fig. 7 



Here in Figure 8 is the house- 
wife's delight. It is the kitchen 
cupboard. It is built in the wall 
of the kitchen and is most con- 
venient. Every new home should 
have a kitchen cabinet. These 
designs contemplate building 
them in the walls, thus effecting 
an economy of lumber as well as 
of space. It saves the expense of 
buying a kitchen cabinet. This 
cupboard is embodied in a great 
number of these plans. 



One of the most effective ar- 
rangements in the modern home 
or bungalow, is the use of a wall 
closet or wall cabinet. In Figure 
7 is shown a built-in buffet or 
side board. It does not take 
away the space available for the 
dining room, but adds to it, at the 
same time doing away with the 
necessity of a sideboard, or at 
least one piece of furniture. 
Many of the plans in this book 
have this buffet arrangement. It 
adds to the convenience of the 
housekeeper and to the beauty of 
the room. The design shown 
here is just as attractive and con- 
venient as that of an expensive 
china closet. 





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GARAGES 

WE have selected very carefully the garage designs shown on the following 
pages and believe that the requirements of all but a very few builders 
may be met in these designs. 

It is quite as essential that a definite plan be followed in the construction of a 
small building as in a larger one, notwithstanding the fact that the amount of 
expenditure involved is less. The fundamental ideas are that you will know, 
beforehand, without costly experimentation, that your completed building will 
present a certain definite attractive appearance, and that the work during erec- 
tion will proceed with definite precision, saving the hours of delay while certain 
effects were being studied or mistakes corrected, which would far outrun the cost 
of detailed working plans. 

The value of a garage or servant's house on your premises hardly needs com- 
ment. Everyone recognizes the fact that the excessive depreciation of an auto- 
mobile which is not properly housed might easily amount in a single year in value 
to more than the cost of proper protection. Likewise are we all aware of the 
fact that a servant's room on the premises goes far toward solving the servant 
problem. The wisdom of placing both these under one roof needs no comment; 
but it is a fact worth mentioning that an attractively designed building embody- 
ing either or both features usually adds more to the value of the premises on 
which it is placed than the cost of placing it there. 

Our plans are designed to give the most in appearance, substantiability and 
effectiveness for the least cost. Specifications are as follows: 



SPECIFICATIONS 



SILLS— 4x6 No. 1 Common. 

FLOOR — Concrete for garage. 2x8 
joists and 1x4 No. 1 Common Floor- 
ing for servant's room. 

STUDDING— 2x4 No. 2 C o m m o n, 
spaced 24 in. 

HEIGHT AT EAVES— Single garage, 
8 ft. 6 in.; double garage, 9 ft; gar- 
age and servant's house, 10 ft. 

SIDING— 1x6 No. 1 Common Drop 
Siding. 



RAFTERS— 2x4 No. 2, spaced 24 in. 

ROOF — Dressed and matched sheath- 
ing and slate surface roll roofing. 

INSIDE SHEATHING— None for gar- 
age. No. 2 ship lap for servant's 
room. 

DOORS — Garage, 3-section 8x8 feet 

with zig-zag track and hangers. 

Servant's room, 2-8x6-8 1-% B. 
Grade. 

WINDOWS— 8x14 12 Lt. 1-% hung 
with weights and cord. 




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Dimensions: 18x20 feet. 

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Dimensions: 18x20 feet. 

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Design No. G 213 

Dimensions: 10x18 feet or 12x20 feet. 
Price of plans and specifications 

(either size) $1.50 




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Design No. G 206 

Dimensions: 18x20 feet. 

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Design No. G 201 

Dimensions: 10x18 feet or 12x20 feet. 
Price of plans and specifications 

(either size) S&1.5U 




Design No. G 205 

Dimensions: 10x18 feet or 12x20 feet. 
Price of plans and specifications 

(either size) *1.£>U 




Design No. G 226 



Dimensions: 20x20 feet. 

Price of plans and specifications, $2.50 



Design No. G 232 

Dimensions: 20x24 feet. 

Price of plans and specifications, $3,00 




Design No. G 223 

Dimensions: 20x18 feet and 24x20 feet. 
Price of plans and specifications, $2.50 




Design No. G 237 




Dimensions: 34x20 ft. 

Price of plans and 

specifications, 

$3.00 




Design No. G 222 

Dimensions: 18x18 feet. 

Price of plans and specifications, $2.00 



Even if you don't own a car, you will 
find it a good investment to build a garage 
and rent it to some good neighbor. 



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